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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Women in Congress are celebrating what could be a landmark week for women’s rights.
The House is expected to vote this week on an Equal Rights Amendment bill and on the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act.
“When the government tracks the location of a cellphone it achieves near perfect surveillance, as if it had attached an ankle monitor to the phone’s user,” wrote John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, in a 2018 ruling that prevented the government from obtaining location data from
The House is expected to vote next week on legislation to establish a women's history museum in the nation's capital, in a victory for female lawmakers who have been pursuing the effort for years.
"When the government tracks the location of a cellphone it achieves near perfect surveillance, as if it had attached an ankle monitor to the phone's user," wrote John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, in a 2018 ruling that prevented the government from obtaining location data from cellphone towers without a warrant.
Pinned to the white lapels of some Democratic women in the audience at President Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday night was a message: “ERA Yes.”
House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney on Monday threatened Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a subpoena, saying DeVos' office “stonewalled and delayed” when the committee tried to confirm a date for her testimony.
The House of Representatives will vote later this year whether Washington, D.C., should become the country's 51st state, the city's lawmakers and House Oversight chairwoman said Thursday.
Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment after a crossover vote Monday, pushing the historic fight for women’s constitutional equality past the finish line—and congressional leaders in the push for feminist progress were quick to call for further action.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform, chaired by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, heard a detailed account yesterday from Holocaust survivor Nat Shaffir, who was wearing a gold pin with the Hebrew word ‘zachor’ (remember), during a hearing on combatting hate 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz.