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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health & Human Services

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health & Human Services

President Barack Obama last week announced the resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius.
Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans Filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

The Senate blocked efforts to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) by a 54-43 vote today along strict party lines, with Republicans and moderates - including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - voting no.
Senators and President Obama Mark Equal Pay Day With Actions To Close Wage Gap

Senators and President Obama Mark Equal Pay Day With Actions To Close Wage Gap

"The time has passed for us to recognize that what determines success should not be our gender, but rather our talent, our drive, and the strength of our contributions."
Obama Poised To Sign Two Executive Actions On Equal Pay

Obama Poised To Sign Two Executive Actions On Equal Pay

President Obama will sign two executive actions tomorrow to promote equal pay for women.
More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

Despite false advertising about the ACA, numerous Republican attempts to dismantle the law, and problems with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site, millions of Americans will now access quality, affordable health insurance.
Obama Aims To Reform Overtime Pay Regulations

Obama Aims To Reform Overtime Pay Regulations

The changes could significantly improve the economy and boost income for 10 million Americans, especially lower-income people.
President Obama Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama signed an Executive Order Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for new federal contractors to $10.10 per hour.
Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

"As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep.”
We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

"This is a momentous day for the movement to end violence against women and, in particular, campus rape."
President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

Late last week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.
Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

On Dec. 1, 2014, defense and military leaders will be required to issue a full-scale report on progress made to eradicate military sexual assault, President Obama announced Friday.
President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

"The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries into how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies," President Obama said at a White House event commemorating World AIDS Day. "Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
Representatives Push President to Protect Detainees from Sexual Abuse

Representatives Push President to Protect Detainees from Sexual Abuse

A bipartisan group of 12 members of Congress are urging US President Barack Obama to issue stronger protections to prevent the sexual abuse of immigrant detainees in a newly-released letter.
President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

Yellen signaled that if confirmed, she would focus on strengthening the economy by focusing on jobs and controlling inflation.
Native American Woman Nominated to Federal Court

Native American Woman Nominated to Federal Court

President Obama announced last Thursday his nomination of Diane J. Humetewa to the U.S. District Court of Arizona.

Initiative Announced to Encourage Women in STEM

Yesterday Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, John P. Holdren, policy director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh announced their new initiative to promote work place flexibility to women and men involved in research careers. Tina Tchen...