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S.716 Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] "Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2005" A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance services provided by vet centers, to clarify and improve the provision of bereavement counseling by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

No 'Same As' in House of Representatives 9/15/2005 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

H.R.3854 Rep. Shays, Christopher [CT-4] "Microbicide Development Act" To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to facilitating the development of microbicides for preventing transmission of HIV and other diseases, and for other purposes.

No 'Same As' in Senate

9/21/2005 Referred to Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on International Relations

S.1046 Sen. Kyl, Jon [AZ] "Pledge Protection Act of 2005" To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to the jurisdiction of Federal courts over certain cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance.

Related Bills: H.R.2389

5/17/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.J.RES.10 Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke)[CA-50]"Flag Desecration resolution" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Related Bills: H.RES.330, S.J.RES.12

6/22/2005 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 286-130 (Roll no. 296).

H.R.5 Rep. Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] "Malpractice Liability Reform bill" To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.

Related Bills: H.RES.385, H.R.534

7/29/2005 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.406 Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] "Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005"

A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees. Related Bill: H.R.525

4/21/2005 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.

S.1197 Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] "Violence Against Women Act of 2005" A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

Related Bills: H.R.2876, H.R.3171

9/12/2005 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 205.

H.R.2123 Rep. Castle, Michael N. [DE] "Head Start bill" To reauthorize the Head Start Act to improve the school readiness of disadvantaged children, and for other purposes.

Related Bills: H.RES.455, H.R.3890, S.1107 9/27/2005 Received in the Senate.

S.1615 Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] "FEMA Reorganization bill" A bill to establish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as an independent agency, and for other purposes. Related Bills: H.R.3656, H.R.3659, H.R.3685, H. R.3816

9/6/2005 Read twice and referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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