While working women are an essential part of the U.S. economy, policymakers need to address the many significant barriers to financial security that women face, witnesses and members of Congress said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.
The controversial judicial nominee faces growing opposition from Democrats, including the Senate majority leader.
During Sen. Graham’s ultimately failed attempt to force a vote on a 20-week abortion ban on Tuesday, he made comments indicating he is aware that 20-week bans are a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, and therefore a direct threat to legal abortion access in the United States.
Controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs faced tough questioning Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee as the committee considered his nomination to the federal district court in Georgia.
Sen. Graham is expected to try to force a vote Tuesday on legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks nationwide, but Senate Democrats are unlikely to let his attempt move forward.
Tillis, a staunchly anti-choice politician who says he would support a “personhood” amendment to the U.S. Constitution and believes states should have the right to ban contraceptives, won the Republican nomination for Senate outright on Tuesday night.
A proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016, and adjust it to inflation thereafter, was filibustered by Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.
With as much emphasis as there has been on the crisis of human trafficking recently, there is almost complete disregard for the unfettered demand that is fueling this multibillion dollar industry. It’s time to collectively demand we hold all exploiters of children accountable, both traffickers and buyers of child sex.
President Obama wasted an opportunity this week, and I’m willing to be the feminist advocate to say it. When he signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he addressed only some employment discrimination, and equality for some is not equality for women.