Courts

Barrett’s Appointment to Supreme Court Breaks Norms and Generates Outrage

Yesterday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed and sworn into the Supreme Court. Barrett was confirmed by a 52-48 vote with all Democratic senators voting no for the first time in 151 years. This confirmation occurs in the context of an ongoing pandemic and an election that is now only one week away. In fact, more […]

Election On the Hill

Elizabeth Warren Pledges Half Her Cabinet Will Be Women

Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren pledged that at least half of her top executive branch positions would go to women or non-binary people if she wins the presidency. Senator Warren continues in a recent push to convince voters that a woman can win the presidency. As the pivotal early primaries in Iowa and […]

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Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Employees Testify Against Labor Nominee Puzder at Special Forum

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 nomination soon, but Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), denied a request to have the workers testify during the official confirmation hearing.

Health

Study Finds Continuing Gender Gap in Medical Research

In response to this report, presented at the Women’s Health Summit in Boston on Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren has publicly stated her intention to push for new laws that would create greater oversight for federal agencies and ensure greater representation of women in medical research.