Child Protection, Employment Compensation Brackets and Abortion Congressional Bills Introduced
Some of the bills of interest to women introduced in the House and Senate during week of January 23 — 27th, 2012. Courtesy of Women's Policy, Inc:
H.R. 3796 — Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Judiciary (1/19/12) — A bill to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
H.R. 3829 — Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Education and the Workforce (1/25/12) — A bill to require a criminal background check for employees of child care providers, family child care providers, and adults who reside in the private residences of family child care providers in states that receive funds from the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3791 — Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)/Financial Services (1/18/12) — A bill to require annual disclosures relating to the compensation brackets in which an issuer's minority and women employees reside.
H.R. 3802 — Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (1/23/12) — A bill to require an abortion provider, before performing an abortion, to wait for a period of at least 24 hours.
H.R. 3803 — Rep. Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform (1/23/12) — bill to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3805 — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)/Energy and Commerce (1/23/12) — A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.
S. Res. 352 — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Foreign Relations (1/23/12) — A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should work with the government of Haiti to address gender-based violence against women and children.
H. Res. 521 — Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (1/23/12) — A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should work with the government of Haiti to address gender-based violence against women and children.
Floor Action: Family Support — The House is scheduled to consider the Welfare Integrity Now for Children and Families Act (H.R. 3567). The measure would prevent Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits from being used in strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores.
Mark-Ups: Violence Against Women — On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (S. 1925).
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- Our Eyes Turn Towards the North: Senior Women in Canada
- Fact Tank: Voters Have Little Confidence Clinton or Trump Would Help Workers Get Skills They Need to Compete
- Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO's Secretary-Treasurer: Women and Work
- Hearings on Zika and Campus Safety: Bills On Eliminating Pornography from Federal Computers, Opioid Use, Sexual Assault Survivors
- Helping High Schoolers Connect Degrees to Dollars: Engineering or Plumbing and Water Supplying?
- Spotlighting Women and Amplifying Their Voices in Society Through Film
- Beating the Brain Drain: States Focus on Retaining Older Workers; Finding Replacements Won’t Be Easy
- The Outlook, Uncertainty, and Monetary Policy; Janet Yellen's Speech to the Economic Club of New York