08/21/2007 - In response to the Virginia Tech shootings, the House of Representatives has approved a bill (H.R. 2640) introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) that would require all states to submit information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
08/10/2007 - A bill (S. 201) introduced by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) would establish grants of $1.9 million to provide medical and mental health monitoring, tracking, and treatment to individuals whose health has been directly impacted as a result of the 9-11 attacks.
08/10/2007 - A bill (H.R. 257) introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would require that all hospitals that receive reimbursements under Medicare implement security procedures to reduce infant abduction.
08/06/2007 - A bill (H.R. 599) that would streamline the certification process under the SAFETY Act, which provides legal immunity for the use of certified products, has been approved by the House of Representatives and is currently under consideration in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.