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    Representative Ayanna Pressley News Conference on the Equal Rights Amendment

    Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) held a news conference to discuss Equal Rights Amendment legislation. She was joined by several other Democratic House members, several Democratic…

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    House Oversight Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment

    Alyssa Milano and others testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for all genders. During…

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    House Hearing on Abortion Laws

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on abortion laws. In the first panel, Representatives Cori Bush (D-MO), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) spoke in favor of “pro-choice” legislation and shared…

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    Congressional Democratic News Conference on Women's Health Protection Act

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other “pro-choice” lawmakers spoke about the importance of passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which was introduced by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA).…

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    Representative Pressley on Women's Empowerment in a Post-Pandemic America

    Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) spoke with Carmen Yulín Cruz, the former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, about how women can effect change in a post-coronavirus pandemic America.…

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    House Session

    The House voted 217-210 to approve the Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill changes the 1963 Equal Pay Act to eliminate different reasons businesses can give for different pay for men and women…

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    Women's Reproductive Health

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on restrictions in some states to reproductive health care services. Witnesses testified on the impact of restricted access to…

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    Race and Gender-Based Wealth Gaps

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion held a hearing on race and gender-based wealth gaps among U.S. workers. Experts in corporate and financial diversity and…

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    Democratic Women's Working Group on Women in the U.S.

    On the day of President Trump’s State of the Union address, Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and other members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group talked about the state of women…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Leadership Conference, Women Voters

    During this portion of the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference leadership conference, panelists talked about black women voters and the current political landscape. They…

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    Millennial Women and Politics

    Panelists talked about the politics of millennial generation women and their impact in electoral politics. The discussion, hosted by the Atlantic and the fashion website Refinery29, was…