Tag Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

Urge Congress to Reauthorize VAWA

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On January 23, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 47, a bill that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In the U.S. House, Representatives Gwen Moore … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Health Care Reform – Unless You’re a Woman

On Saturday night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-215 to overhaul the health care system in the United States. Media outlets are framing this as a victory for progressives, and to be sure, some elements of the bill will … Continue reading

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Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

As a follow up to our recent post on former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s public statements against the policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” we bring you good news from the U.S. Congress:  Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA, 8th District), … Continue reading

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House to Pass Child Health Bill

President-elect Obama’s promise to provide health care coverage to every child in the United States is nearing a legislative victory.  The U.S. House of Representatives is set to pass a bill which will expand a health insurance program for children … Continue reading

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Women in Leadership Worldwide

Via Feminist Law Professors, here’s a website that tracks women in leadership positions throughout the world. According to the website, there are “192 members of the United Nations, 2 independent states outside, a few self-declared de-facto independent states and many … Continue reading

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75th Woman Goes to the House of Representatives

Election Day 2008 guaranteed that more women than ever will serve in the 111th U.S. Congress, and on Dec. 6, Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio claimed the right to join their ranks. Kilroy, a Democrat, was in a race too-close-to-call … Continue reading

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