Mueller Report and an ERA Update
Today, all eyes are on the Department of Justice, Congress, and the redacted Mueller report. Attorney General Barr’s performance this morning for the President underscores the need for Congress to receive the full unredacted report, along with all of its underlying evidence, and that Special Counsel Mueller needs to testify publicly before Congress. The Attorney General is supposed to work for the American people, not put President Trump’s interests first.
For now, I am continuing to read through the report to understand the details of Russian interference in our election and the deeply troubling actions by the President, his Administration, and his inner circle. You can read the full redacted report here.
While today’s news may be all consuming, we cannot neglect to celebrate a victory. Earlier this week, at the ERA Coalition’s Campus ERA Day, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that his committee will hold the first Congressional hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in 36 years! I had such an amazing time at the event and walked away, once again, inspired by the next generation of leaders and advocates.
As the lead sponsor of the ERA in the House, last year I teamed up with the ERA Coalition to hold a ‘shadow hearing’ so that other members could hear from witnesses as to why an ERA is so important and why it has seen a resurgence in recent years.
With issues of equality at the forefront of today’s conversations; with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, with the Women’s Marches and more women than ever before running for and being elected to office – we have an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to seize this moment and make lasting change by finally ratifying the ERA and must not miss it.
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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress