If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.
Democrat Katherine Clark will become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the US House Tuesday, after easily defeating three opponents in a special election.
"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
Women need reproductive health programs to be integrated with HIV/AIDS services, and vice-versa, for improved efficiency and effectiveness in preventing AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy and improving maternal and child health.
The United States and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a Bilateral Security Agreement that will help determine the role of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan post-2014.
After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act.
"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It's only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women's reproductive health care."
A group of Democratic, pro-choice Congress members introduced the Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 to the Senate on Wednesday.
The broad ruling of the court and the dissenting rulings by other courts will likely send the issue to the Supreme Court to decide.
The mental health parity law prohibits insurance companies from limiting insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.