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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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Over the weekend, Leader Pelosi led a bipartisan Delegation to Afghanistan, the first delegation to enter the country since President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai signed the historic Strategic Partnership Agreement.  The two-day visit, which included visits to Helmand … Continue reading

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Speaker John Boehner and the “House GOP leadership [are] considering linking a short-term extension of the expiring Bush-era tax cuts to an overhaul of the tax system this summer…” [Roll Call, 5/15] President Obama and Congressional Democrats support extending tax … Continue reading

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“The bipartisan efforts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on a range of issues have attracted grumblings from the right.”  [The Hill, 5/14] Wait. What? From the moment Republicans took charge of the House, they’ve had no shame jeopardizing … 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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It’s been another banner week for House Republicans to showcase what they do best: dysfunction and obstruction.  In the past five days, the GOP: Voted to begin implementing their out-of-touch budget that puts millionaires ahead of the middle class while … 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, the House Judiciary Committee led by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) passed a GOP version of the bill … 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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