Rep. Diana DeGette is calling on her colleague Tim Murphy, chair of a House committee that will investigate Planned Parenthood, to make sure his colleagues get the full story from the anti-choice tapes.
It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.
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.
House Democrats reintroduced a bill last week that would prohibit so-called crisis pregnancy centers from falsely advertising that they provide abortion services.
While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.
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 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.
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.
Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly.
Some progressives are urging pro-choice legislative leaders to more aggressively support Planned Parenthood before anti-choice narratives get too much traction.