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Obama Administration Takes Action on Paid Sick Days, Equal Pay

Obama drafted an executive order that would give all federal contract workers seven paid sick days per year, shortly after the administration recommended actions to close the gender pay gap for federal employees.

Obama drafted an executive order that would give all federal contract workers seven paid sick days per year, shortly after the administration recommended actions to close the gender pay gap for federal employees.

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GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Falls Flat in Senate

Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.

Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.

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Some Democrats Go on Offense Against Front Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.

While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.

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Advocates: Six Years With No Minimum Wage Increase Is Too Long

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it's worth less every year due to inflation.

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it’s worth less every year due to inflation.

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Progressives Urge Democrats to Push Back Harder Against GOP Planned Parenthood Attacks

Some progressives are urging pro-choice leaders to more aggressively support Planned Parenthood before anti-choice narratives get too much traction.

Some progressives are urging pro-choice legislative leaders to more aggressively support Planned Parenthood before anti-choice narratives get too much traction.

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GOP Crusade Against Planned Parenthood Stalls Bill Helping Wounded Veterans

Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood have stalled a bill that would have helped wounded and paralyzed veterans get access to fertility treatments.

Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood have stalled a bill that would have helped wounded and paralyzed veterans get access to fertility treatments.

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Senate GOP Wants to Gut Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

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Senate Democrats Propose ‘Affordability Is Access’ Bill for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

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Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)  speaking at a markup session in April.

Workers’ rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month.

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Human Trafficking Senate Compromise Will Deny Abortion Funding to Survivors

The compromise on the trafficking bill, which will clear the way for a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch, was a limited victory for pro-choice advocates.

The compromise on the trafficking bill, which will clear the way for a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch, was a limited victory for pro-choice advocates.

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