FAMILIES AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS

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Children and Youth

Addresses

Joint Congressional Address: President Trump, S1495S1498 [28FE]

Amendments

Abortion: prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), consideration (H. Res. 55), H631 [24JA]

Dept. of HHS: disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), consideration (H. Res. 123), H1198 [15FE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (H.R. 1181), consideration (H. Res. 198), H2099 [16MR]

Articles and editorials

Cohen_Trump Budget Hurts African-Americans, E362 [22MR]

Does Obamacare Provide Federal Subsidies for Elective Abortions?, H622 [24JA]

Fewer Americans Would Be Insured With G.O.P. Plan Than With Simple Repeal, H2262 [21MR]

Give Our Veterans Considering Suicide Help, Not a Gun, H2110 [16MR]

Paid Family Leave Is the Investment of a Lifetime, E162 [7FE]

Senate Republicans Take the First Step To Defund Planned Parenthood, H1273 [16FE]

Stand With Families Affected by Asbestos, and Help Kill FACT Act, H1992 [9MR]

Study_Abortion Rate Falls to Record Lows, H630 [24JA]

Bills and resolutions

Abortion: limit restrictions on the provision of abortion services to protect a women's right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy (see S. 510), S1577 [2MR] (see H.R. 1322), H1527 [2MR]

___prohibit Federal funding to entities that do not certify they will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, abortions (see H.R. 853), H976 [3FE]

___prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (see S. 184), S360 [20JA] (see H.R. 7), H542 [13JA]

___prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), consideration (see H. Res. 55), H607 [23JA]

Armed Forces: authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers (see H.R. 282), H95 [4JA] (see H.R. 578), H546 [13JA]

___expand preventive health care services under the TRICARE program (see H.R. 1433), H1947 [8MR]

___facilitate replacement of military decorations for relatives of deceased members (see H.R. 406), H298 [10JA]

___issue ``Gold Star Families Forever Stamp'' to honor sacrifices of families who have lost a loved one in combat (see S. 342), S967 [6FE]

___provide a period for relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families (see H.R. 279), H95 [4JA]

___provide legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel and their dependents in connection with personal civil legal affairs (see H.R. 412), H298 [10JA]

___provide permanent appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased members in the event of lapsed appropriations (see H.R. 1928), H2751 [5AP]

___provide that members and spouses have the same rights regarding receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station (see S. 394), S1218 [15FE] (see H.R. 256), H94 [4JA]

___reimburse members for amounts paid by a spouse for new State license or certification required due to permanent change in duty station of such member to another State and encourage State license portability (see H.R. 1796), H2559 [29MR]

___require an element in pre-separation counseling for members on assistance and support services for caregivers of certain veterans through the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (see S. 165), S342 [17JA]

Assets for Independence Act: reauthorize and approve applications to operate new demonstration programs, renew existing programs, and enhance program flexibility (see H.R. 271), H95 [4JA]

Benefit Reform and Alignment Commission: establish (see H.R. 1469), H2018 [9MR]

Children and youth: fund family services to help keep children safe and supported at home and ensure children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings (see H.R. 253), H94 [4JA]

___support a uniform adoption process of children from foster care and promote enactment by all States of the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (see H. Res. 41), H299 [10JA]

Clergy Spouse Appreciation Day: designate (see H. Res. 177), H1594 [7MR]

Courts: prohibit recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil actions (see H.R. 684), H685 [24JA]

Crime: prohibit taking minors across State lines to avoid State laws requiring parental notification of abortions (see S. 224), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 692), H685 [24JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: strengthen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for families, adults looking for work, seniors, and the disabled (see H.R. 1276), H1462 [1MR]

Dept. of Defense: permit dependents of retired Armed Forces members who reside in military housing to attend Dept. of Defense elementary and secondary schools (see H.R. 886), H1012 [6FE]

Dept. of Education: prohibit institutions of higher education from denying students admission on the basis of immigration or naturalization status (see H.R. 2071), H2787 [6AP]

___provide alternative identity verification procedures for individuals applying for Federal student assistance (see H.R. 2072), H2787 [6AP]

___provide assistance to the immediate family of a teacher or other school employee killed in an act of violence while performing school duties (see H.R. 167), H42 [3JA]

___provide block grants to States to establish elementary and secondary education voucher programs to allow for school choice (see H.R. 610), H608 [23JA]

___provide guidance on how dependent students with noncitizen parents without Social Security numbers may obtain Federal student assistance for college (see H.R. 2070), H2787 [6AP]

___simplify the college financial aid application process (see H.R. 2015), H2785 [6AP]

Dept. of HHS: address health, hygiene, and limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers (see H.R. 1143), H1299 [16FE]

___authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia (see S. 311), S745 [6FE]

___disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (see S.J. Res. 13), S490 [30JA] (see H.J. Res. 39, 43), H744 [30JA]

___disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), consideration (see H. Res. 123), H1183 [14FE]

___engage more Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program recipients in activities leading to employment and self-sufficiency and simplify State administration of work requirements (see H.R. 1352), H1529 [2MR]

___establish a national assessment standard for evaluating prospective foster and adoptive parents and a national registry to improve matching of foster and adoptive children with families (see S. 684), S1890 [21MR] (see H.R. 1650), H2286 [21MR]

___expand and enhance adult day programs for people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases or conditions to improve respite services for caregivers (see H.R. 325), H180 [5JA]

___improve Head Start Program by assisting young children who experience higher barriers to learning due to chronic stress, neglect, hunger, abuse, or trauma outside of school (see H.R. 737), H743 [30JA]

___prohibit Federal family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions (see H.R. 217), H44 [3JA]

___repeal provision prohibiting sponsorship of research on gun violence (see H.R. 1478), H2018 [9MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: prohibit funding to apprehend, detain, or remove aliens who were granted deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if lost status was solely due to Executive action (see H.R. 1487), H2018 [9MR]

___protect information submitted pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (see S. 229), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 532), H543 [13JA]

___provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization through provisional protected presence for eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants (see S. 127, 128), S314 [12JA] (see H.R. 496), H470 [12JA]

Dept. of HUD: provide assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations for specialized housing and supportive services to elderly persons who are the primary caregivers of related children (see H.R. 1260), H1392 [28FE]

Dept. of Justice: improve Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program through weekly online updates on pending claims, reporting on aggregate statistics on claims, and reducing wait times for receipt of compensation (see S. 419), S1304 [16FE]

___promote pro bono legal services as a critical way to empower survivors of domestic violence (see S. 717), S1974 [23MR] (see H.R. 1762), H2516 [28MR]

Dept. of Labor: prioritize provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs (see H.R. 107), H40 [3JA]

Dept. of State: report on progress of certain European countries on the return of, or restitution for, wrongfully confiscated or transferred Holocaust-era assets (see S. 447), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 1226), H1354 [27FE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: adjust effective date of certain reductions and discontinuances of dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 1495), H2051 [10MR]

___apply Yellow Ribbon Program to those pursuing education while on active duty, Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship recipients, and programs pursued on half-time basis or less (see S. 798), S2152 [30MR]

___authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans (see S. 112), S313 [12JA]

___authorize transfer of unused Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent (see S. 410), S1304 [16FE] (see H.R. 1112), H1297 [16FE]

___clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (see H.R. 629), H682 [24JA] (see H.R. 1181), H1301 [16FE]

___clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (H.R. 1181), consideration (see H. Res. 198), H2081 [15MR]

___clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services (see H.R. 1618), H2183 [17MR]

___clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran (see H.R. 814), H877 [1FE]

___enhance treatment of small businesses owned by veterans after the death of disabled veteran owners for purposes of contracting goals and preferences (see H.R. 971), H1082 [7FE]

___ensure repayment of misused benefits of veterans with fiduciaries and establish an appeals process for determinations of veterans' mental capacity (see H.R. 105), H40 [3JA]

___establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans (see H.R. 418), H298 [10JA]

___expand eligibility for, and benefits under, the family caregiver assistance program and enhance compensation for uniformed services members requiring assistance in everyday life (see S. 591), S1742 [9MR] (see H.R. 1472), H2018 [9MR]

___expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers (see H.R. 1802), H2596 [30MR]

___extend programs assisting homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs (see H.R. 104), H40 [3JA]

___improve access to child care for certain veterans receiving health care at a departmental facility (see H.R. 95), H40 [3JA]

___improve benefits and services for women veterans (see S. 681), S1890 [21MR]

___improve care provided to newborn children (see H.R. 907), H1079 [7FE]

___improve dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans (see H.R. 888), H1012 [6FE]

___improve enrollment of veterans in certain educational courses (see S. 764), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 1793), H2558 [29MR]

___improve process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits (see H.R. 1910), H2751 [5AP]

___improve provision of health care for women veterans (see S. 804), S2175 [3AP] (see H.R. 93), H40 [3JA]

___increase rates of survivors' and dependents' educational assistance (see H.R. 1956), H2753 [5AP]

___repeal requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation (see S. 339), S867 [6FE] (see H.R. 846), H975 [3FE]

Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve reproductive assistance to severely wounded, ill, or injured Armed Forces members, veterans, and their spouses or partners and make child care program permanent (see S. 700), S1932 [22MR] (see H.R. 1681), H2348 [22MR]

District of Columbia: reauthorize funding for public schools, charter schools, and the Opportunity Scholarship Program providing private school vouchers (see H.R. 1387), H1592 [7MR]

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 28), S490 [30JA]

Education: improve the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program, expand educational choices for the disabled, and establish a scholarship program for military children (see S. 235), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 691), H685 [24JA]

Employment: allow Americans to earn paid sick time to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families (see S. 636), S1840 [15MR] (see H.R. 1516), H2058 [13MR]

Family and Medical Leave Act: allow leave because of the death of a son or daughter (see S. 528), S1603 [6MR] (see H.R. 1560), H2147 [16MR]

___allow leave to care for an adult child, grandchild, or grandparent with a serious health condition (see H.R. 1620), H2183 [17MR]

Federal employees: ensure that 6 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave (see S. 362), S1130 [13FE] (see H.R. 1022), H1125 [13FE]

Gold Star Wives Day: designate (see S. Res. 112), S2215 [4AP]

Health: improve patient choice and care by allowing States to adopt market-based options that increase access to affordable insurance and consumer protections and reform health care-related tax provisions (see S. 191), S399 [23JA]

___save and sustain health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths (see H.R. 1318), H1527 [2MR]

Housing: provide priority under certain federally assisted housing programs to assisting youths who are aging out of foster care (see H.R. 2069), H2787 [6AP]

Immigration: authorize cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens who are long-term U.S. residents and who entered the U.S. as children (see H.R. 1468), H2018 [9MR]

___clarify classes of individuals born in the U.S. who are nationals and citizens of the U.S. at birth (see H.R. 140), H41 [3JA]

___eliminate Diversity Visa Program, limit the President's discretion in setting the number of refugees admitted, reduce family-sponsored immigrants, and create a new classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens (see S. 354), S1129 [13FE]

___eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase the per-country limitation for family-sponsored immigrants (see S. 281), S655 [2FE] (see H.R. 392), H297 [10JA]

___expedite naturalization processes for alien spouses of first responders who die as a result of their employment (see H.R. 1970), H2783 [6AP]

___expedite removal of unaccompanied alien children, implement tough ``credible fear'' standards, and reduce asylum fraud (see H.R. 391), H297 [10JA]

___provide admission of certain sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who served on active duty in the Armed Forces abroad (see H.R. 1520), H2059 [13MR]

___provide for appointment of additional immigration judges (see H.R. 1985), H2784 [6AP]

___reform policies relative to family-sponsored immigrants and reduce the number of such immigrants (see H.R. 1149), H1299 [16FE]

___reunite families by reducing visa backlogs and allowing U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor their permanent partners for U.S. residence (see H.R. 1036), H1183 [14FE]

Insurance: increase maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program (see S. 423), S1304 [16FE] (see H.R. 92), H40 [3JA]

IRS: nullify proposed regulations that would eliminate valuation discounts on liquidation of an interest relative to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes (see S. 47), S113 [5JA] (see H.R. 308), H179 [5JA]

Kids to Parks Day: designate (see S. Res. 123), S2450 [7AP]

Lumber industry: exempt certain children employed in logging or mechanized operations from child labor laws (see S. 655), S1840 [15MR] (see H.R. 1454), H2017 [9MR]

Medicaid: count portions of income from annuities of a community spouse as income available to institutionalized spouses for purposes of medical assistance eligibility (see H.R. 181), H43 [3JA]

Mental health: address psychological, developmental, social, and emotional needs of children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma (see S. 774), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 1757), H2515 [28MR]

Mining and mineral resources: improve occupational safety law compliance, empower workers to raise concerns, prevent workplace tragedies, and establish rights for workplace accident victims and families (see S. 854), S2363 [4AP] (see H.R. 1903), H2750 [5AP]

Missing Children's Assistance Act: amend and improve (see H.R. 1808), H2597 [30MR]

National Purebred Dog Day: designate (see H. Con. Res. 46), H2697 [4AP]

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month: designate (see H. Res. 155), H1355 [27FE]

Native Americans: repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Native Americans (see S. 343), S967 [6FE]

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.: prohibit funding (see S. 241), S489 [30JA]

___provide for a moratorium on Federal funding relative to provision of abortion services (see H.R. 354), H193 [6JA]

Poverty: establish programs to improve family economic security by breaking cycle of multigenerational poverty (see S. 435), S1305 [16FE]

Presidential appointments: clarify application of restriction on appointment of relatives to a position in the Federal Government (see H.R. 567), H545 [13JA]

Public buildings: provide a lactation room in public buildings (see H.R. 1174), H1300 [16FE]

Public welfare programs: ensure that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care (see S. 439), S1396 [16FE] (see H.R. 1069), H1242 [15FE]

Read Across America Day: designate (see S. Res. 79), S1578 [2MR] (see H. Res. 168), H1530 [2MR]

Safety: establish a grant program to empower relatives, friends, and coworkers of domestic violence victims to create safety plans (see H.R. 1978), H2784 [6AP]

Senior citizens: prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, increase public awareness of the impact of such fraud, and provide education on how to identify and combat fraudulent activity (see S. 547), S1639 [7MR]

Social Security: improve benefits for widows and widowers in two-income households (see H.R. 1583), H2148 [16MR]

___modernize income eligibility standards for Federal foster care benefits (see H.R. 269), H95 [4JA]

SSA: establish a trust fund to provide for paid family and medical leave benefits for certain individuals (see S. 337), S867 [6FE] (see H.R. 947), H1081 [7FE]

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 127), S2450 [7AP]

Taxation: adjust the limitation on dependent care assistance programs and flexible spending arrangements for inflation (see H.R. 775), H819 [31JA]

___allow a deduction for health insurance premiums for anyone who purchases independent coverage for an individual or family (see H.R. 407), H298 [10JA]

___allow credit for amounts paid by a spouse of an Armed Forces member for a new State license or certification required due to permanent change in duty station of such member to another State (see S. 143), S314 [12JA] (see H.R. 488), H470 [12JA]

___allow individuals to save additional amounts in their ABLE accounts above the current annual maximum contribution if they work and earn an income (see S. 818), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1896), H2696 [4AP]

___allow rollovers between certain college savings accounts and ABLE accounts (see S. 816), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1897), H2696 [4AP]

___clarify eligibility for the child tax credit (see H.R. 363), H194 [6JA] (see H.R. 1919), H2751 [5AP]

___deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to those not authorized to work in the U.S. and terminate use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the taxpayer ID number application process (see H.R. 1041), H1183 [14FE]

___enhance the child and dependent care tax credit (see S. 208), S444 [24JA] (see S. 470), S1500 [28FE]

___exempt spouses of active duty Armed Forces members from the determination of whether an employer is subject to the employer health insurance mandate (see H.R. 32), H37 [3JA]

___expand access to Coverdell education savings accounts (see H.R. 999), H1099 [9FE]

___expand family members to whom alcohol and drug addiction treatment is a qualified medical expense for health reimbursement arrangements, health flexible spending arrangements, and health savings accounts (see H.R. 1575), H2148 [16MR]

___impose a tax on certain trading transactions to invest in families and communities, improve infrastructure and the environment, strengthen financial security, expand opportunity and reduce market volatility (see S. 805), S2175 [3AP] (see H.R. 1144), H1299 [16FE]

___improve access to health care by expanding health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts (see S. 403), S1218 [15FE] (see H.R. 1175), H1300 [16FE]

___include foster care transition youth as members of targeted groups for purposes of the work opportunity credit (see S. 885), S2425 [4AP] (see H.R. 2060), H2787 [6AP]

___increase age limits for ABLE account eligibility (see S. 817), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1874), H2695 [4AP]

___increase amount excludable from income for dependent care assistance and dependent care flexible spending arrangements and provide for carryover of unused dependent care benefits (see H.R. 386), H235 [9JA]

___increase child care credit and credit for establishing workplace child care and provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities (see S. 25), S59 [4JA]

___increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance (see H.R. 782), H875 [1FE] (see H.R. 1959), H2753 [5AP]

___increase the child credit for children under the age of 6 (see H.R. 821), H944 [2FE]

___make improvements in the earned income tax credit (see H.R. 822), H944 [2FE]

___provide a credit for costs of certain infertility treatments (see H.R. 273), H95 [4JA]

___provide a credit to employers who provide paid family and medical leave (see S. 344), S967 [6FE]

___provide a high quality child care tax credit (see H.R. 1466), H2017 [9MR]

___provide an above-the-line deduction for child care expenses (see S. 598), S1742 [9MR]

___provide equitable treatment for residents of Puerto Rico relative to refundable portion of the child tax credit and treat one or two child families the same as those with three or more children (see H.R. 798), H876 [1FE]

___provide for S corporation reform (see S. 711), S1974 [23MR] (see H.R. 1696), H2369 [23MR]

___provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system (see H.R. 1040), H1183 [14FE]

___recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs (see S. 876), S2424 [4AP] (see H.R. 2035), H2786 [6AP]

___repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see S. 205), S444 [24JA] (see H.R. 631), H682 [24JA]

___repeal estate and gift taxes (see H.R. 30), H37 (see H.R. 198), H44 [3JA]

___repeal estate tax and retain stepped-up basis at death (see H.R. 451), H390 [11JA]

___repeal income tax, abolish the IRS, and institute a national retail sales tax (see S. 18), S21 [3JA] (see H.R. 25), H37 [3JA]

___repeal Internal Revenue Code and replace with a flat tax (see S. 893), S2449 [7AP]

___simplify rates, reform capital gains rate, make permanent certain foreign earnings dividends deduction, reduce payroll and self-employment rates, make bonus depreciation permanent, and repeal estate and gift taxes (see H.R. 2078), H2788 [6AP]

U.S. Code: replace references to ``wives'' and ``husbands'' in Federal law with references to ``spouses'' (see H.R. 98), H40 [3JA]

Veterans: increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (see S. 784), S2152 [30MR] (see H.R. 1329), H1528 [2MR]

___issue a Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp (see H.R. 1147), H1299 [16FE]

___provide automatic cost-of-living adjustments in rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (see H.R. 1328), H1528 [2MR]

Women: ensure that women's health care under current law is preserved (see H. Res. 205), H2149 [16MR]

E-mails 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., women's health care services funding: Meredith Murray, S2125 [30MR]

___Robina Parise, S2125 [30MR]

___Samantha Fox, S2125 [30MR]

___Sandra Sonnichsen, S2125 [30MR]

Essays

State of the Union: Abigail Halnon, S488 [30JA]

___Emma Carlson, S438 [24JA]

___Finn Abbey, S393 [23JA]

___Jessica Daigle, S439 [24JA]

___Karley Zier, S488 [30JA]

___Rainbow Chen, S439 [24JA]

___Rebecca Green, S488 [30JA]

Examples

Prescription opioid and heroin abuse, E111E116, E119E121, E123E127 [1FE]

Letters

American Health Care Act: Dwight Boykins, Houston, TX, City Council, H2413 [24MR]

Dept. of HHS rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services: David Christensen, Family Research Council, E227 [24FE]

___David Stevens, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, H1277 [16FE]

___Representative Black and Senator Ernst, E227 [24FE]

___several health care organizations, H1194 [15FE]

___several Members of Congress, H1197 [15FE]

___several pro-life and pro-family organizations, E228 [24FE]

___several Representatives, H1194 [15FE]

___several women's and health care organizations, H1272 [16FE]

___Thomas McClusky, March for Life Action (organization), H1277 [16FE]

___Timothy Cardinal Dolan, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, H1278 [16FE]

Federal budget: Jan Demers, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, S2211 [4AP]

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act: Faiz Shakir and Georgeanne M. Usova, ACLU, H628 [24JA]

___Lisa M. Maatz, American Association of University Women, H629 [24JA]

___Nancy Kaufman, National Council of Jewish Women, Harry Knox, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Jon O'Brien, Catholics for Choice (organization), H627 [24JA]

___several organizations, H629 [24JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Moseley, VA, resident, S995 [9FE]

___several Massachusetts residents, S1038S1040 [9FE]

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: Carlos U. Fuentes, VFW, H2111 [16MR]

___Charles E. Schmidt, American Legion, H2111 [16MR]

___Curt Decker, National Disability Rights Network, E364 [22MR]

___Jason M. Quimet, National Rifle Association, E364 [22MR]

___John Feinblatt, Everytown for Gun Safety (organization), H2105 [16MR]

___several gun violence prevention organizations, H2105 [16MR]

___Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, H2104 [16MR]

Virginia law relative to interracial marriage: Richard and Mildred Loving, S957 [6FE]

Memorandums

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence, H2108 [16MR]

Motions

Abortion: prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), H646 [24JA]

Dept. of HHS: disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), S2122 [30MR]

Remarks in House

Abortion: prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), H593, H596 [23JA], H617, H618, H619, H620, H633H646, H666, H667, H669H675 [24JA], H1195 [15FE], H1269 [16FE], H2636 [4AP], E89, E91 [24JA], E93 [27JA], E103 [30JA]

___prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), consideration (H. Res. 55), H620H633 [24JA]

___prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (H.R. 7), motion to recommit, H646 [24JA]

All Things Possible Ministries (organization): tribute, H2143 [16MR]

Armed Forces: provide that members and spouses have the same rights regarding receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station (H.R. 256), H396 [12JA]

___reimburse members for amounts paid by a spouse for new State license or certification required due to permanent change in duty station of such member to another State and encourage State license portability (H.R. 1796), H2526 [29MR]

Asian Resources, Inc.: tribute to Lunar Dinner honorees, E98 [30JA]

Baldwin County Family Connection (organization): tribute, E215 [16FE]

Benefit Reform and Alignment Commission: establish (H.R. 1469), H2173 [17MR], H2510 [28MR]

Border Network for Human Rights (organization): tribute to family reunification event, H864 [1FE]

College of the Ozarks: tribute to Gold Star Families Memorial, E481 [6AP]

Congress: founding of Middle Class Jobs Caucus, H1020 [7FE]

___goals of the 115th Congress, H61 [4JA]

Congressional Black Caucus: legislative priorities, H599H606 [23JA]

Conroe, TX: tribute to Pregnancy Assistance Center North, E271 [2MR]

Contraceptives: expand contraception and family planning services, to include access to long-acting reversible contraceptives, in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, H644 [24JA]

Courts: reform conflict of interest rules relative to Federal court class action litigation, H1984 [9MR]

Crime: law enforcement efforts to combat sex trafficking, H2174 [17MR]

Democratic Party: national agenda, H668 [24JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: anniversary of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), H2635 [4AP]

___Federal nutrition programs funding, H2352 [23MR], H2467 [28MR]

Dept. of Education: allow for greater parental involvement in public schools, H949 [3FE]

___allow for greater school choice in elementary and secondary education, H566 [23JA]

Dept. of HHS: disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), H1190 [15FE], H1251, H1268H1280, H1281 [16FE], H2636 [4AP], E212 [16FE], E227 [24FE]

___disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), consideration (H. Res. 123), H1193H1200 [15FE]

___Head Start Program funding, H667 [24JA]

___repeal provision prohibiting sponsorship of research on gun violence (H.R. 1478), H1956 [9MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: abolish Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, H1066 [7FE]

___abolish Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, H1066 [7FE]

___importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, H2063 [15MR]

___protect information submitted pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (H.R. 532), H454 [12JA]

___provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization through provisional protected presence for eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants, H304 [11JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (H.R. 1181), H2041 [10MR], H2102H2114, H2116 [16MR], E359 [21MR]

___clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (H.R. 1181), consideration (H. Res. 198), H2094H2100 [16MR]

Des Moines, IA: anniversary of Central Iowa United Way, E195 [14FE]

Domestic policy: importance of adhering to constitutional principles and promoting American values, H2580H2584 [30MR]

East Palo Alto, CA: anniversary of Ravenswood Family Health Center, E268 [2MR]

Economy: revitalize the middle class, H60 [4JA], H1225H1231 [15FE]

El Paso, TX: anniversary of Project Vida, E50 [11JA]

___tribute to Annunciation House for efforts to assist refugees, H865 [1FE]

Federal employees: ensure that 6 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave (H.R. 1022), E180 [13FE]

Food: address U.S. hunger crisis, H1952 [9MR]

Gold Star Wives Day: observance, H2524 [29MR]

Gutierrez, Representative: town hall meeting in Chicago, IL, H1951 [9MR]

Immigration: reform, H304 [11JA], H667 [24JA], H1003, H1006 [6FE], H1064H1072 [7FE], H1251 [16FE], H1359 [28FE], H2088 [16MR], H2471 [28MR], H2549 [29MR]

___reform relative to impact on crime in the U.S, H865H872 [1FE]

___surge in citizenship applications, H2291 [22MR]

Leesburg, VA: tribute to Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, E188 [14FE]

March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to life, E93 [27JA]

Marchant, Luke and Katie: tribute to birth of child, H2505 [28MR]

Mental health: make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals diagnosed with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, H2295 [22MR]

Morrow, Bradley and Katherine: tribute to birth of child, E106 [31JA], E267 [2MR]

Moyer Foundation: tribute to Camp Mariposa, E101 [30JA]

National Month of the Military Child: observance, H2640 [4AP]

North America's Building Trades Unions: tribute to protestors at legislative conference, H2705 [5AP]

Obama, Barack: impact of immigration policies on the war on terrorism, H965 [3FE], H1232 [15FE]

___use of Executive orders to implement immigration reform, H2580 [30MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, H2143H2146 [16MR]

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.: funding, H395 [12JA], H478, H481, H497, H506 [13JA], H1269H1278 [16FE], H2092 [16MR], H2248 [21MR], H2333 [22MR], H2636 [4AP], E288 [8MR]

___women's health care services funding, H2577 [30MR]

Public buildings: provide a lactation room in public buildings (H.R. 1174), H1550H1553 [7MR], E212 [16FE]

Public welfare programs: reform, H1397 [1MR]

Rise Against Hunger (organization): tribute to event to package meals for hungry families, H2564 [30MR]

Russia: decriminalization of domestic violence, H758 [31JA]

Sarri, Rosemary: Alternatives for Girls (organization) Role Model Award recipient, E374 [23MR]

Shah, Chirag and Sejal: tribute to birth of child, E149 [6FE]

Skidmore, Ana: Athena International (organization) Organizational Leadership Award recipient, E109 [31JA]

Springfield, MO: tribute to Harmony House, E106 [31JA]

Staunton, VA: anniversary of United Way of Greater Augusta, E94 [27JA]

Supreme Court: decision in Obergefell v. Hodges relative to requirement of a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex or to recognize an out-of-State same-sex marriage, H2583 [30MR]

___history of court decisions relative to privacy, birth control, and abortion, H2746H2748 [5AP]

Taxation: reform the Federal tax code, H55 [4JA], H2504 [28MR], H2527 [29MR]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration, H1951 [9MR], H2519 [29MR]

Vera House, Inc.: tribute to White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence and sexual abuse, H1469 [2MR]

Women Helping Women (organization): anniversary, H1489 [2MR]

Remarks in Senate

Democratic Party: national agenda, S8 [3JA]

Dept. of HHS: disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), S2081 [29MR], S2119, S2122S2139 [30MR]

___disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (H.J. Res. 43), motion to proceed, S2122 [30MR]

___disapprove rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services (S.J. Res. 13), S1526S1529 [1MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, S1257 [16FE]

___provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization through provisional protected presence for eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants, S12 [3JA], S42 [4JA]

___provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization through provisional protected presence for eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants (S. 128), S298 [12JA], S414 [24JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify conditions under which veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase firearms (H.R. 1181), S1897 [21MR], S1900 [22MR]

___expand eligibility for, and benefits under, the family caregiver assistance program and enhance compensation for uniformed services members requiring assistance in everyday life (S. 591), S1744 [9MR]

Gold Star Wives Day: designate (S. Res. 112), S2220 [4AP]

Health: improve patient choice and care by allowing States to adopt market-based options that increase access to affordable insurance and consumer protections and reform health care-related tax provisions (S. 191), S369, S400S403 [23JA], S412 [24JA], S510 [31JA]

Insurance: create a point of order against legislation that would eliminate or reduce access to women's health care, including a decrease in access or coverage of reproductive health care services, S264 [11JA]

Kelly, John F.: suitability to be Sec. of Homeland Security relative to views on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, S356 [20JA]

LIHEAP: funding, S2211 [4AP]

March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to life, S416 [24JA]

Mental health: provide coverage for individuals diagnosed with mental illness, S138 [9JA], S240 [11JA]

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.: funding, S1047, S1064 [9FE], S1619 [7MR], S1655 [8MR], S1784, S1789 [14MR]

___women's health care services funding, S2122S2139 [30MR]

Read Across America Day: designate (S. Res. 79), S1585 [2MR]

Supreme Court: decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt relative to Texas law restricting access to abortion services, S411 [24JA]

Taxation: rates, S1104 [13FE]

___reform the Federal tax code, S1096S1098 [13FE], S1197 [15FE], S1983S1985 [27MR], S2144S2146 [30MR]

Reports filed

Consideration of H.J. Res. 43, Disapprove Dept. of HHS Rule on Compliance With Title X Requirements by Family Planning Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 123) (H. Rept. 115–12), H1183 [14FE]

Consideration of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 55) (H. Rept. 115–5), H607 [23JA]

Consideration of H.R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 198) (H. Rept. 115–39), H2081 [15MR]

District of Columbia Funding for Public Schools, Charter Schools, and the Opportunity Scholarship Program Providing Private School Vouchers: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H.R. 1387) (H. Rept. 115–62), H2463 [27MR]

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H.R. 1174) (H. Rept. 115–24), H1592 [7MR]

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 419), S1742 [9MR]

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1181) (H. Rept. 115–33), H2050 [10MR]

Statements

Opposition to Restrictions on Women's Health Care Options: several religious organizations, H628 [24JA]

Testimonies

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: Jeffrey Swanson and Richard Bonnie, H2110 [16MR]

___Stephen N. Xenakis, Austen Riggs Center, H2109 [16MR]

Texts of

H. Res. 55, consideration of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H620 [24JA]

H. Res. 123, consideration of H.J. Res. 43, disapprove Dept. of HHS rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services, H1193 [15FE]

H. Res. 198, consideration of H.R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, H2094 [16MR]

H.J. Res. 43, disapprove Dept. of HHS rule on compliance with title X requirements by family planning project recipients in selecting subrecipients to provide services, H1268 [16FE]

H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H633H635 [24JA]

H.R. 1174, Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act, H1550 [7MR]

H.R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, H2102 [16MR]

S. Res. 28, Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, S497 [30JA]

S. Res. 79, Read Across America Day, S1583 [2MR]

S. Res. 112, Gold Star Wives Day, S2219 [4AP]

S. Res. 123, Kids to Parks Day, S2457 [7AP]

S. Res. 127, support goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, S2458 [7AP]