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On Women's Health, the House Trades One Bad Idea for Another

Watching Congress' actions toward women last week might leave you confused about what year it is.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 26, 2015

The House's #TBT – Roll Backs on Women's Health

Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 21, 2015

This Bill Is Mandating Perfect Border Security, Using Your Tax Dollars, Without a Plan.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, last year proposed a logical approach to border securit

By Chris Rickerd
January 21, 2015

Business as Usual: House Leadership Uses DHS Spending Bill to Try to Kill President’s Executive Action on Immigration

There is already a clear picture of the House majority's agenda – block the immigration executive actions announced last 

By Joanne Lin
January 15, 2015

DOJ Solidifies Protection for Transgender Rights

While the American workplace is often notoriously inhospitable to transgender Americans, the federal government last month

By Ian S. Thompson
January 12, 2015

Too Classified for Congress? When It Comes to Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities, Transparency Should Always Triumph Over Secrecy

Tomorrow the House of Representatives will have a choice to make: openness and transparency, or secrecy and business as us

By Nathaniel J. Turner
January 5, 2015

Amidst the Budget Chaos, Long-Awaited Abortion Coverage for Women in the Peace Corps

The news out of Washington this weekend was dramatic as lawmakers hashed out an eleventh hour

By Georgeanne M. Usova
December 16, 2014

ACLU to Congress: We Need a Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill

There is a startling dearth of explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.

By Ian S. Thompson
December 15, 2014

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