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The share of women on corporate board seats among hundreds of the country’s biggest corporations has doubled over the last 17 years. But even if the rate of change significantly increased, it will take decades until women reach equality.
By Lydia Wheeler - 01/04/16 03:26 PM EST
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) wants to force publicly traded companies to disclose the gender, race and ethnicity of their board nominees when soliciting shareholder votes.
By Rob Tricchinelli | January 4, 2016 7:58PM ET
Key Development: Women lag behind men in corporate board representation, according to a new GAO study.
By Patrick Temple-West
01/04/2016 04:05 PM EDT
The SEC should require companies to report more about gender diversity among their board directors amid new evidence that there is still a small number of women serving in these roles, Rep. Carolyn Maloney said today.
By Staten Island Advance
on December 21, 2015 at 8:31 AM, updated December 21, 2015 at 8:52 AM
By Steve Cassidy December 20, 2015 8:49 p.m.
In a bipartisan spirit on a crucial issue, Congress finally came together to do the right thing for a special group of Americans: the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11.
Updated December 19, 2015 5:24 PM
By Maria Alvarez Special to Newsday
WASHINGTON — The chronically ill heroes of 9/11 and their families received a long-overdue lifetime of health benefits Friday after a contentious congressional fight.
The House and Senate both voted to extend the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — giving coverage to those afflicted with Ground Zero-related health woes for the next 75 years.
WASHINGTON -- Over 14 years after extremists hijacked airplanes to perpetrate the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in history, Congress voted Friday to permanently care for the thousands of police, firefighters and construction workers who are sick or dying because they responded to those attacks.