Senate Democrats

Schumer Statement On Senate Defeat Of GOP Proposal To Restrict Contraception Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Thursday after the Senate defeated a GOP proposal to allow employers to bar contraception coverage for women:

“The closeness of this vote show how high the stakes are on this issue. Republicans want to force women to surrender their health decisions to their bosses, and even let employers deny women access to contraception. Some of the wiser Republicans already regret forcing this issue to the floor and voted it for with clenched teeth. If Republicans keep this up, they are going to drive away independents just like they are driving the moderates out of their caucus.”