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Today is Equal Pay Day – a day that symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.  Women on average earn just 77 cents for … Continue reading

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To: Reps. Denham, Ros-Lehtinen, and Valadao CC: 27 Additional Republicans Supporting Immigration Reform and a Pathway to Citizenship Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: March 28, 2014 Re: Time for House Republicans to Walk the Walk on Immigration Reform This … Continue reading

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As House Republicans prepare to vote for the 50th time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, let’s take a look at 50 accomplishments of this landmark reform to date… More than 4 million Americans have enrolled in private … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House GOP Leaders might not be ready for comprehensive immigration reform – but the American people are. According to a recent national poll: 71 percent of Americans support immigration reform. This number is mirrored in Speaker Boehner’s … Continue reading

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There is broad bipartisan support for immigration reform across the country and here in Congress. The time is now. “71 percent of voters surveyed nationwide said they would back an immigration bill that contains the following provisions: border security, an … Continue reading

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Today, the Senate is expected to vote to end debate and bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor setting up a vote on final passage later this week.  The bill appears likely to get at least the 60 … Continue reading

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Today the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA – a discriminatory policy that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples and stands in the way of equality for all of America’s families – unconstitutional and properly discarded it in the … Continue reading

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The recent unauthorized disclosures of classified intelligence collection activities has generated renewed debate about balancing our responsibility to protect Americans from harm and the need to protect Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.  Striking the right balance has been a long-standing … Continue reading

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When House Republican men bullied their latest anti-women’s health bill through the Judiciary Committee, they were mocked for having no Republican women on the committee and for refusing to make allowances to protect the health of women or victims of … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest money secretly influencing campaigns around the country.  But, as the latest poll from the First Amendment Center shows, Americans want those floodgates firmly shut: 63 percent of … Continue reading

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