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May 21, 2019 In The News

HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday defended the Trump administration’s proposal to purge undocumented immigrants — and their U.S.-born children — from government-subsidized housing, citing the years-long waiting list of millions of “legal ci

May 20, 2019 In The News
Ten years ago, on May 22, 2009, credit card customers got some needed relief when the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) became law. Since then, the law has saved consumers an estimated $12 billion a year, which translates into well over $100 billion in total savings over the past decade. As the New York Times reported, the CARD Act proved so effective that it led economists studying the law to a single conclusion: “The regulation worked.”
May 17, 2019 In The News
Google is facing pressure in Washington to immediately remove online advertisements for “fake medical clinics” that are designed to “mislead” women who are seeking an abortion. Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democratic congresswoman from New York, said in a letter sent to Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, that she was “appalled” by a report in the Guardian that Google awarded $150,000 in free advertising to the Obria Group, which Maloney said had a history of falsely advertising medical services to women.
May 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — After a vote on a House bill aimed at restricting anonymous shell companies was postponed at a markup last week, the legislation’s lead Democratic co-sponsor said the House Financial Services Committee will not delay the bill beyond the next markup.

May 14, 2019 In The News
Feminist advocates last week met with leading lawmakers on Capitol Hill to amplify calls for an equitable peace process in Afghanistan being made by women on the ground. “Under Taliban rule, Afghan women suffered under crushing oppression and are now speaking up to demand a seat at the table,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) said in a statement after meeting with a delegation led by Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), “and they should have one.”
Apr 30, 2019 In The News

Today the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the first hearing on the ERA in more than 35 years. There is a whole new generation of young women and men who have no recollection of the ERA, who are learning for the first time that women do not have constitutional equality. They are outraged.

Apr 30, 2019 In The News

Clad in suffragette white, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a passionate plea for the Equal Rights Amendment at a historic hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Apr 30, 2019 In The News

For the first time in 36 years, the debate about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) returned to Congress.