Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts… [Continue Reading]

International Child Marriage Prevention and Protection Act of 2009

International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009 – Authorizes the President to provide assistance, including through multilateral, nongovernmental, and faith-based organizations, to prevent child marriage in developing countries and to promote the educational, health, economic, social, and legal empowerment of girls and women. Sets forth priority assistance criteria. Directs the President, through… [Continue Reading]

Resolution Opposing Shi’ite Personal Family Law in Afghanistan

This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the Shi’te Personal Status Law recently signed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai violates the fundamental human rights of women and should be repealed.

Afghan Women Empowerment Act of 2009

Expresses the sense of Congress that the protection of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and their full participation in the reestablishment of democracy are essential to Afghanistan’s reconstruction, and to achieve such reconstruction the U.S. government must commit resources to advance the rights of women throughout Afghanistan. Amends the Afghanistan Freedom Support… [Continue Reading]

Emergency Contraception Act of 2010

This bill directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and disseminate information on emergency contraception to: A. The public to include, at a minimum, a description of emergency contraception and an explanation of its use, safety, efficacy, and… [Continue Reading]

Prevention First Act of 2009

This bill is comprised of eight separate acts intended to expand access to women’s health care, including reproductive health care that helps reduce unintended pregnancies and abortions.  Some of these bills will be introduced as separate, free-standing, bills.   The Responsible Education About Life Act (REAL) has been introduced. The following bills make up the Prevention… [Continue Reading]

Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

This bill provides for paid leave for federal employees for 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave allowed under current law.  Currently, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only requires that employers allow employees to take unpaid family leave.  While this bill only applies to federal employees, it is an important step in recognizing… [Continue Reading]

Healthy Families Act

This bill provides for 7 days of paid sick leave for workers and to care for family members.  It is anticipated that this bill, which was not voted on in either the Senate or House in the last Congress, will be reintroduced in the current Congress where it will have a better chance of passing…. [Continue Reading]

The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009

This bill passed the House in January and is pending in the Senate.  The Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee held a hearing on this bill on March 11, 2010. The Paycheck Fairness Act amends the 1963 Equal Pay Act, which is a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act  of 1938 “to provide… [Continue Reading]

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Calendar No. 14111th CONGRESS1st Session   S. 181   To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision… [Continue Reading]