Women's Issues

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.

More on Women's Issues

March 13, 2021 Video

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. 

March 7, 2021 Video

This week, I bring you some updates on the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 vaccines, Women's History Month, and more. 

 

March 1, 2021 Page

H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
An Urgently-Needed Package to Address The Coronavirus Health & Economic Crisis    

Passed House of Representatives February 27, 2021

Amended and Passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021

February 12, 2021 Video

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.

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