By protecting women, we protect families. As a former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, I have long fought to protect the rights of women, including full and equal economic opportunity through equitable pay and employment opportunities. In 6 in 10 families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner. The persistent gaps in wages and opportunities for women have limited the resources available for families to purchase homes, save for college, and save for retirements. I am dedicated to working to prevent violence against women and establish transitional housing for women and children who are victims of abuse. As a leading member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I have also fought for reproductive freedom.
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This week, I talk about the American Rescue Plan being signed into law, updates on COVID-19 and vaccinations, gun control bills passed by the House, and a Women's History Month tribute to former Congresswoman Patsy Mink.
This week, I bring you some updates on the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 vaccines, Women's History Month, and more.
After complaining about what they call "irrelevant" items being added, GOP members of Energy and Commerce Committee wanted to add Hyde Amendment language to the COVID-19 relief bill. Let me be clear. We will #BeBoldEndHyde! Access to reproductive healthcare is essential and a right that should not be impeded.