“It’s just a fake front issue to talk about abortion,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of HR 7, the anti-choice bill passed just hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “What they’re really talking about is contraception, family planning, the judgment of women.”
A flurry of legal briefs filed by members of Congress shows that resolution of the birth control benefit lawsuits is as much a political exercise as a judicial one.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has made it a top priority to remove the commonwealth from the list of 25 states that have declined to expand the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell (R-Stafford) said his majority caucus is not going to play along.
The State of Texas has spent nearly $650,000 in taxpayer money underwriting state efforts to roll back abortion access over the past two years, according to public records obtained by RH Reality Check.
The bill marked up today has next to no chance of passing the Senate in this session, but that doesn’t mean House passage poses no threat.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue announced a new electoral strategy at the group’s news conference on its annual report: “go deep, go early” into state races that send a pro-choice message.
The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.
The bill would officially repeal pre-Roe v. Wade statutes that criminalize abortion.
When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they’re not out of the woods yet.
Despite a change to Senate rules designed to speed along judicial nominations, Republicans appear ready to pick up 2014 where they left off 2013: obstructing nominees.