Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013

Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 – Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice  to require the Secretaries of the military departments to provide for the determination of whether to try  charges for alleged offences that would be tried under a court-martial with a maximum sentence of more than one year. Requires a commanding officer who receives a report… [Continue Reading]

Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013

  The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013  amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to: (1) $8.20 an hour on the first day of the third month after the enactment of this Act; (2) $9.15 an hour after one year; (3) $10.10 an hour… [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]

Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

This bill amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions. The entity must certify that, during the period for which assistance is received, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs,… [Continue Reading]

Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention (STOP) Act

The Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act or STOP Act removes the handling of sexual assault cases in the military from the chain of command. This Act would establishe a Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Council, composed mainly of civilians, as an independent entity from the chain of command of the Department of Defense… [Continue Reading]

Access to Birth Control Act

The Access to Birth Control Act requires pharmacies to ensure provision of FDA approved Contraception.

Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act amends the Equal Pay Act of 1963  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 employers… [Continue Reading]

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 amends the  Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), the Omnibus Crime Control & Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Public Health Service Act, the Immigration & Nationality Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Act reauthorizes funding for grant programs and intiatives for domestic violence and… [Continue Reading]