· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

Democrats Push to Hold Crisis Pregnancy Centers Accountable

House Democrats reintroduced a bill last week that would prohibit so-called crisis pregnancy centers from falsely advertising that they provide abortion services.

House Democrats reintroduced a bill last week that would prohibit so-called crisis pregnancy centers from falsely advertising that they provide abortion services.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood's funding to other providers of women's health care, but critics say that simply wouldn't work.

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

Laws to Protect LGBTQ Students Fail to Gain Traction on Federal or State Levels

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

· · · · · 

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Gains Bipartisan Congressional Support

Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly.

Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

House GOP Pulls Breast Cancer Bill Over Unfounded Abortion Concerns (Updated)

House Republicans on Tuesday pulled a popular breast cancer research funding bill over unfounded concerns that it would indirectly fund Planned Parenthood.

House Republicans on Tuesday pulled a popular breast cancer research funding bill over unfounded concerns that it would indirectly fund Planned Parenthood.

· · · · ·