Denouncing Female Genital Mutilation

Denouncing the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, “honor” killings, acid burning, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that participation, protection, recognition, and independence of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral, and honorable society.

The U.N. Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

A resolution for the purpose of expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2007

A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage.  Companion bill to S. 1998.

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons.

The Global Democracy Promotion Act

This bill repeals the Global Gag Rule by prohibiting the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

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]

Women’s Equality Amendment

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

Prevention First Act

A bill to expand access to preventive health care services that help reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions, and improve access to women’s health care (S.21) (H.R. 463) This bill includes the following acts: Prevention First Act – Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2007 – Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants… [Continue Reading]

Healthy Families Act of 2007

Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to provide a minimum paid sick leave of: (1) seven days annually for those who work at least 30 hours per week; and (2) a prorated annual amount for those who work less than 30… [Continue Reading]

College Student Relief Act of 2007

Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to phase-in cuts in the interest rate charged undergraduate student borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan (DL) programs, thereby reducing such rate from 6.8% in July 2006 to 3.4% in July 2011. Makes changes in FFEL lender insurance provisions and fees and defaulted… [Continue Reading]