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The Call of History

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 7:46pm
(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

Lifting the D.C. Abortion Ban

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 12:31pm

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and finally lifted a 20-year ban that barred Washington, D.C., from using local funds to pay for abortions for low-income women.

Since…

End Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Funding

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 3:46pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

This week, President Obama signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill that will fund government operations for the rest of fiscal year 2009. Buried in the spending measure and the media blizzard about…

Rescind Bush Health Care Denial Rule

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 3:01pm

The Obama administration appears to be making good on a promise to restore the balance between individual religious liberty and access to reproductive health care. As we reported in this space back in December, when the Bush administration pushed…

Senator Durbin Stands Up for Domestic Workers

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 12:06pm

On August 8, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent an indicting letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging her to implement promptly the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after its investigation into the abuse…

A Different Buzz

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 10:01am

There's certainly a different buzz in Washington -- both in the halls of Congress and in the reproductive rights community. It's hard not to be excited when you can point to a true blue pro-choice Speaker of the House, a Senate Majority Leader…

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