Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation hearing to serve as secretary of the Department of Education (ED) was held Tuesday evening, as DeVos was questioned on issues ranging from guns in schools to the privatization of public education.
Senate Democrats from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a forum yesterday to hear from workers employed by Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Both fast-food chains are owned by CKE Restaurants, the company led by Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder. The HELP Committee is expected to hold hearings on Puzder’s...
This week, Anna Yocca, the 32 year old Tennessee woman who has been in jail a year waiting trial over allegations that she attempted to induce her own abortion, was released after pleading guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage.
At 1:30 in the morning on Thursday, the Senate voted 51-48 to pass a budget resolution that directs House and Senate committees to craft legislation that will fully repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
For over eight hours, Sessions answered questions about his prosecutorial and Senatorial record, as well as over controversial comments he has made, as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sought to unearth if Sessions would be able to enforce laws that he actively opposed.
The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization, has released its 12th annual Afghan opinion survey entitled Afghanistan in 2016: A Survey of the Afghan People.
The Holman Rule, established in the year 1876, empowers individual lawmakers with the authority to request amendments to appropriations bills, cut federal employees’ salaries down to $1 and eliminate governmental positions or programs of which they disapprove.
This morning a group of sexual assault survivors, advocates and activists, led by national women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, went to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Capitol Hill Senate Office to present him with the Department of Justice’s definition of sexual assault and demand that he take violence against women seriously.
House Republicans announced this week that they intend to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and de-fund Planned Parenthood all in one budget “reconciliation” bill, a process that prevents Democrats from filibustering the measure and requires only a 51 vote in the Senate to pass, not the standard 60 vote threshold required for most controversial...
This past Thursday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed off on an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within state services and by state contractors.
This week the House Select Panel investigating abortion providers finally came to a close after over a year of waging a “McCarthyesque witch hunt,” abusing Congressional authority and subpoena power to intimidate, threaten and endanger the lives of abortion providers and fetal tissue research professionals.
Every year, an average of 7.5 million people experience stalking in the United States alone.
On Tuesday morning, House Republicans decided to no longer pursue their plan to effectively eradicate the Office of Congressional Ethics after receiving widespread backlash from both sides of the aisle and the President-elect.
This week the Trump transition team requested documents from the State Department outlining the details of their programs aimed at promoting gender equality, sending shock-waves through the Department and advocacy communities over fears that the programs might be cut.
The ban is set to safeguard 115 million acres of U.S. government owned portions of the Arctic Ocean as well as 3.8 million acres of the Atlantic Ocean.