Wednesday, February 13, 2013
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) held a press conference urging House Republicans to take up the Violence Against Women Act. The bill passed recently in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78 to 22.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:52pm (ET)
House Budget Cmte. Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other GOP members on the budget committee release their proposal for a FY2014 budget. Rep. Ryan says his proposal will balance the budget in ten years and his calculations are based on repealing the Obama health care act.
More Info »
State Department Spokesman, Victoria Nuland conducts a daily briefing at the State Department.
Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama handed out 10 Women of Courage Awards. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights.
At a ceremony at the Interior Department, President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Vice President, who was the author of the original bill while he was in the senate, also delivers remarks.
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell conducted a daily briefing at the State Department.
Public Health Advocate and Golden Globe Nominee Ashley Judd spoke on women's reproductive health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered remarks at the daily White House briefing. He warned of the impact of the upcoming automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, to education programs.