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Today, House Democrats, led by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, filed a discharge petition—that has already received over 140 signatures—to bring the DISCLOSE Act back to the floor for a vote.  While the Republican leadership paid lip service to transparency in … Continue reading

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As Speaker Boehner continues his legal boondoggle to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in the federal courts, he is batting 0 for 4.  Today’s ruling in Windsor vs. U.S. marks the fourth loss for his lawyers as the … Continue reading

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This afternoon, House Democrats held a hearing, co-chaired by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congressman George Miller (D-CA), to discuss the need for legislation that gives rights to employees to challenge and eliminate pay discrimination in the workplace. The Paycheck … Continue reading

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Speaker John Boehner continues to use taxpayer dollars to defend discrimination by advocating for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.  But yesterday, he and his GOP-led Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) were dealt another blow to their efforts—a … Continue reading

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All Americans have a fundamental right to participate in our electoral process.  Far too often, however, voices are silenced with discriminatory barriers, and many across the country are not only enforcing those barriers but enacting new restrictive measures. That is … Continue reading

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From House Democrats?  Nope. Leading women’s organizations?  Sorry – groups that oppose this dangerous legislation include: the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Break the Cycle, … Continue reading

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As Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans push their millionaires over middle class and Medicare, obstruction-only agenda, it’s America’s women who will once again pay the price this week on the House floor. New York Times – Editorial: Backward … Continue reading

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Today marks progress for the civil rights of LGBT Americans and all Americans. With President Obama’s support, we look forward to the day when all American families are treated equally in the eyes of the law. Republicans are standing on … Continue reading

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Today the House Judiciary Committee passed, on a partisan basis, a House Republican bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that rolls back critical protections for America’s women. As Democratic staff for the Judiciary Committee explain: H.R. 4970, the “Violence … Continue reading

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Instead of moving forward on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 31, House Republicans next week are moving forward with a GOP version that weakens VAWA and limits protections … Continue reading

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