RESOLVE tracks bills in the U.S. Congress that impact all those struggling to build their family. Some bills help our community by expanding access, while other bills hurt and are anti-family. Check out the bills we are tracking and get involved. Join us at Advocacy Day each year to educate our federal lawmakers about issues that matter to our community.

Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act, HR 2803/S 1461

  • Description of Bill: Will provide those who receive their healthcare through government-sponsored health plans, including TRICARE, the VA, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and others, to have coverage for infertility services. Provides access to vital fertility preservation services for those, like cancer patients, who are at risk of infertility due to medical treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HR 2803 and S 1461 was introduced on 5/16/19.
  • Link to BillHR 2803; S 1461;
  • Click here for a list of bill Senate sponsors and House Sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Send a letter of support to your Members of Congress.

Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019, HR 2965/S 1652

  • Description of Bill: This bill makes the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HR 2965 and S 1652 was introduces on May 23, 2019.
  • Link to Bill: HR 2965; S 1652;
  • Click here for a list of co-sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Alerts to receive the latest updates on this bill.

Every Child Deserves a Family Act, HR 3114/ S1791

  • Description of Bill: Will increase the number of foster and adoptive homes by banning discrimination against foster and adoptive parents, families of origin, and foster youth based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and religion. Will improve services to the 20% of foster youth who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Chairman John Lewis and Representative Jenniffer González Colón introduced the bipartisan bill on 6/5/19. Senator Gillibrand introduced the Senate bill on 6/13/19.
  • Link to Bill: HR 3114; S1791;
  • Click here for a list of Senate sponsors and House sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Send a letter of support to your Members of Congress.

PCOS Awareness Month Resolution, H Res 146

  • Description of Bill: Designates September as PCOS Awareness Month and recognizes the need for more education and research on PCOS. PCOS is a life-long health condition that impacts 5 to 10 million women and girls in the U.S. and is a leading cause of infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: H Res 146 introduced into the House on 2/25/2019.
  • Link to BillH Res 146;
  • Click here for a list of House Sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Alerts to receive the latest updates on this bill.

Sanctity of Human Life Act, HR 305

  • Description of Bill: This bill is so-called “personhood” legislation to “provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HR 305 was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary on 1/8/19.
  • Link to BillHR 305;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood LegislationLearn more about this bill.
  • Click here for a list of bill HR 305 co-sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Alerts to receive the latest updates on this bill.

Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2019, HR 955/ S 319

  • Description of Bill: Will permanently allow Veterans with a service-connected injury causing infertility to access IVF medical treatments, which the Department of Veterans Affairs is currently offering via a temporary appropriation. The legislation will eliminate unfair restrictions on those eligible for the benefit at both the VA and under TRICARE. Allows for cryopreservation of gametes pre-deployment and at time of injury and provides for adoption assistance.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HR 955 and S 329 was introduced on 2/4/19.
  • Link to BillHR 955; S 319;
  • Click here for a list of bill sponsors.
  • Action Needed: Send a letter of support to your Members of Congress.