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Senate Democratic Women Call on Boehner to Abandon Pledge to Continue Contraception Fight

Senators to Boehner on International Women’s Day: “Women are tired of being targets for a political strategy that endangers their health care and they want it to stop.” “It’s time for you to put an end to the attacks on women’s health care and to work with the Senate to get back to the American…


Reid Statement On Senate Defeat Of Republican Proposal To Let Employers Deny Women Access To Contraception Coverage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-48 to defeat a Republican amendment that would have let employers deny women access to health care coverage for contraception and other preventive health services: “Today’s vote showed us a great deal about where Republicans’ priorities lie. Instead of working with Democrats…


Top Republicans Blast Senate GOP Bid To Restrict Contraception

Party Divisions Sparked By Blunt Amendment That Would Ban Contraceptive Coverage For Any Woman Whose Boss Has Personal Objection Snowe: ‘Much Broader Than I Could Support’ … Murkowksi: ‘Don’t Know Where We Are Going With This Issue’ Sen. Olympia Snowe: “With Respect To The Blunt Amendment, It’s Much Broader Than I Could Support.” [MSNBC, 2/29/12]…


Democratic Women Fight Back on GOP Efforts to Politicize Women’s Health

Politics has no place in women’s health. And yet, Republicans are threatening to politicize the importance of preventive health services relied upon by women across the country by calling for a vote on the Blunt Amendment. The legislation would allow employers to deny their employees’ contraception coverage, among other preventive services, merely on the basis…


Don’t Shortchange Jobs to Politicize Women’s Health

With 70,000 bridges “structurally deficient,” roads crumbling and highways in need of repair, it’s time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Surface Transportation jobs bill, sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.). This legislation would put 2 million hard-working Americans back on the job while at the same time investing in…