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.
Reproductive rights advocates were disappointed Tuesday when the U.S. Senate passed a bill reforming Medicare payments that also included Hyde Amendment language.
Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real: the “deficits” in the nation’s education, infrastructure, wages, and social safety net.
African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote.
Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better.
Labor advocates say the rule change is necessary to reduce anti-union intimidation by employers.
After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
Contrary to the narratives being pushed by some in the activism community, the win in the fight for net neutrality wasn’t because liberals managed to somehow “want” it badly enough. This was not a matter of willpower, but one of enormous force, bluntly applied.
If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States.
In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term “partial-birth abortion” to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they’re trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.