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    Gender Pay Equality Bill

    Judith Lichtman and Sabrina Schaeffer discussed possible ramifications from the Senate’s Gender Pay Equality Bill. Guests took viewer questions via phone.

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    Women's Health Care Coverage

    Senator Barb Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary Sebelius, and other members of Congress spoke to reporters about new health care coverage that guarantees women will receive, at no cost, an annual…

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    Family and Medical Leave Act

    Judith Lichtman talked about about the Family and Medical Leave Act, and her organization’s role in crafting the act, which was passed in 1998. Topics included what the act…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6, Part 3

    Mr. Griswold and Mr. Brown opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas, saying he has a poor civil rights record. Mr. Calabresi testified in support of Judge Thomas.

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    Women in the Workplace: The Glass Ceiling

    The first six minutes of the hearing are missing. The committee heard testimony on the presence of a "glass ceiling", possibly a barrier of prejudice preventing women from rising to…

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    Reaction to Planned Parenthood v. Casey

    Representatives of several pro-choice organizations participated in a news conference at the Center for Reproductive Policy and Law to express their negative views on the decision of the…

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    Family and Medical Leave Signing Ceremony

    President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Bill. It was passed by Congress yesterday and is the first piece of legislation that President Clinton has signed into…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 6, Part 4

    The witnesses testified in strong opposition to the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Clarence Thomas. They were concerned about Judge Thomas' failure to address the issue of…

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    Women Role Models

    Ms. Myers was honored as a role model for women and spoke about her job as White House press secretary. Other women spoke who have influential careers. A brief video was…

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    Medical-Record Confidentiality

    Participants talked to reporters about their support of the President’s announcement regarding medical-record confidentiality. They stressed the importance of this privacy for…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 2

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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    Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Abortion

    The National Abortion Rights Action League Executive and others gathered for a briefing on abortion issues facing the second session of the 101st Congress.

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    Family and Medical Leave Legislation

    The committee met to consider a bill that would provide workers with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a sick child or family member.

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    Secretary of Labor Confirmation

    After meeting with Erskine Bowles, representatives of women’s, labor and other groups talked to reporters. They stressed their support for President Clinton’s Secretary of…

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    Patient's Rights Legislation

    Health care advocates spoke to reporters about their meeting with President Clinton in which they offered their support for managed health care reform known as the “patients' bill of…

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    Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    Panelists discussed the present and future direction of the civil rights movement. They discussed tactics of civil rights advocates of the past and how the arguments and issues have…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

    The guests discussed the issues involved in the Janet Reno confirmation hearings as she seeks to become attorney general.

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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Representatives of several women’s groups spoke in a news conference to support the nomination of law professor Lani Guinier to Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the…

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    1997 Frontrunner Awards

    Each year the Sara Lee Foundation honors women for their achievements in government, the arts, business and humanities by presenting the Frontrunner Awards. Justice O’Connor,…

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    Luncheon Honoring Senator Mikulski

    The Women’s Legal Defense Fund honored Sen. Barbara Mikulski at their twentieth anniversary luncheon. The Women’s Legal Defense Fund was organized in 1971 to promote…

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