Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo, provided such embryos: (1) have been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics; (2) were… [Continue Reading]

Statue of Sojourner Truth To Be Placed in United States Capitol

Requiring that a statue of Sojourner Truth be placed permanently in the United States Capitol to honor her contribution to our nation’s history.

Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007

This bill to increase the minimum wage from $5.85 to $7.25 over two years passed in May 2007 as part of the Iraq war supplemental.

Denouncing Female Genital Mutilation

Denouncing the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, “honor” killings, acid burning, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that participation, protection, recognition, and independence of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral, and honorable society.

The U.N. Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

A resolution for the purpose of expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2007

A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage.  Companion bill to S. 1998.

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons.

The Global Democracy Promotion Act

This bill repeals the Global Gag Rule by prohibiting the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Women’s Equality Amendment

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

Prevention First Act

A bill to expand access to preventive health care services that help reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions, and improve access to women’s health care (S.21) (H.R. 463) This bill includes the following acts: Prevention First Act – Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2007 – Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants… [Continue Reading]