Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act of 2011

The Campus SaVE Act amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the annual security report required of each institution of higher education (IHE) participating in a title IV program to include their policy on reporting crimes or other emergencies that occur off-campus (on public property near campus, or… [Continue Reading]

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act of 2011

The SAFER Act amends the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to: (1) allow states or local governments to use grant funds to conduct audits of samples of sexual assault evidence that are awaiting testing, and (2) provide funding in FY2012-FY2016 for grants for this purpose. The Act also requires the Attorney General to:… [Continue Reading]

Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act of 2011

The Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act of 2011 amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act to: (1) eliminate the abstinence-only education program, (2) rescind unobligated FY2010-FY2011 program appropriations, and (3) reprogram such rescinded appropriations for the personal responsibility education program (PREP) for FY2012-FY2014.

MARCH for Military Women Act

The Military Access to Reproductive Care and Health for Military Women Act – or the MARCH for Military Women Act – amends the prohibition that denies U.S. servicewomen coverage for abortion services in cases of rape and incest, and also prevents them from using U.S. medical treatment facilities or other Department of Defense facilities to… [Continue Reading]

Fair Pay Act of 2011

The Fair Pay Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin and provides for equal pay for equivalent jobs. It provides that no employer having employees subject to any provision of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment… [Continue Reading]

Paycheck Fairness Act of 2011

The Paycheck Fairness Act amends the 1963 Equal Pay Act, which is a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 “to provide more effective remedies of victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex.” The Paycheck Fairness Act would: Clarify acceptable reasons for differences in pay by requiring… [Continue Reading]

Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives that notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208 of the Ninety-second Congress, second session, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution shall be valid…as part of the Constitution whenever ratified by three additional States.

ERA –Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution

A joint resolution proposing the following article as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the States: Article– Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States… [Continue Reading]