President Obama announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence today, including expanded mandatory background checks, increased enforcement of gun laws, and increased funding for mental health care.
Private Funding Initiatives For Women and Girls Announced at White House Summit
On Friday, the White House’s Council on Women and Girls hosted a day-long summit focused on advancing equity and elevating the status of women and girls in the United States. The Summit also served as a venue for institutions to announce new privately-funded initiatives focusing on women and girls.
BREAKING: Loretta Lynch Takes Oath of Office
Attorney General Loretta Lynch took the oath of office today, becoming the first African American woman to serve in the role.
BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay
The amount of time she has been waiting to be confirmed totals the wait time of the last seven attorney general nominees combined.
Attorney General Confirmation Delayed Over Anti-Abortion Provision of Human Trafficking Bill
The Senate hit an unexpected delay in the consideration of nominee Loretta Lynch for attorney general due to the discovery of an anti-abortion provision hidden within a bipartisan human trafficking bill, which has recently reached an impasse.