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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."
Senate Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits

The Senate voted 50-38 yesterday to approve a bill that would restore jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.
Millions of Afghans Vote in Historic Elections

Millions of Afghans Vote in Historic Elections

The Afghan Independent Commission (IEC) estimates that at least one-third of Afghan voters on Saturday were women.
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.
Alabama Passes Bill Further Restricting Abortion Access for Minors

Alabama Passes Bill Further Restricting Abortion Access for Minors

Minors will soon find it harder to obtain an abortion in Alabama, after the state legislature passed a bill last week creating more rules around parental consent.
Senate To Vote on Equal Pay Legislation

Senate To Vote on Equal Pay Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate will vote on equal pay legislation as soon as next week.
Afghanistan Heads to the Polls Tomorrow

Afghanistan Heads to the Polls Tomorrow

The elections represent a pivotal moment in the history of Afghanistan, which will conduct its first democratic transition of presidential power once the vote is complete.
Mississippi Governor Poised To Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi Governor Poised To Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Mississippi legislature passed a bill Tuesday that will ban abortion at 20 weeks.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Caps

Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Caps

Justice Breyer wrote in the dissent, joined by Justice Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, that the Court's decision, "eviscerates our Nation's campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic legitimacy that those laws were intended to resolve."
West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

"I have vetoed HB 4588 because I am advised, by not only attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional."