April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

December 20, 2018

This Holiday Season, the Administration Wants to Give You Another #TrumpShutdown

Update: The partial government shutdown began at midnight early Saturday morning. In case you haven’t been paying attention, tomorrow December 21 is the deadline for Congress to pass legislation to continue funding the government. The Senate

September 14, 2018

Tax Scam 2.0 Would Make A Bad Deal for Women Even Worse

Yesterday, one day after the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that almost 16 million women 18 and over lived in poverty in 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee in its infinite wisdom passed a package

July 13, 2018

No #FalseChoice Here: Let’s Give Workers the Paid Leave They Deserve

Why are Republican lawmakers telling us we have to make a choice between financial security when we temporarily leave work to have a child or care for a sick family member, or financial security when we

May 7, 2018

The House Farm Bill: What’s At Stake for Parents and Children

A few weeks ago, the House Agriculture Committee passed the House farm bill along party lines. Republican leadership plans to schedule a floor vote soon. The House farm bill proposes major changes to the Supplemental Nutrition

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

April 16, 2018

The Hypocrisy Continues

Last week, the House voted on a dangerous Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. The BBA would require a balanced budget every year, even during recessions, and would limit spending to revenues collected in

April 12, 2018

Expanding SNAP Work Requirements Would Harm Women

After passing a massive tax break for big corporations and the wealthy few last year, the Administration and Republican leaders on the Hill have now set their sights on cutting food assistance for struggling women and

March 6, 2018

ISO: An Infrastructure Plan That Works for Women and Families

Last month, the Administration released its infrastructure plan. The details of this plan are deeply troubling. First, the plan assumes that $200 billion in federal investments (mostly gleaned from budget cuts) will stimulate $1.5 trillion in total

February 20, 2018

Trump Budget Strikes Blows to Women’s Health

Consistent with the Trump Administration’s attacks on women’s health, Trump’s 2019 Budget seeks to gut health care programs that are vital for women and limit women’s access to needed reproductive health care. Here are a few

February 14, 2018

The Trump Budget: Ineffective, Inefficient, and Just Plain Terrible for Women and Families

You may have heard it before, but it bears repeating: budgets reflect priorities. Last year, Congressional Republicans passed a budget resolution for FY 2018 with backwards priorities—increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion in order to deliver

February 7, 2018

#FightingForFamilies with State Tax Credits

As we’ve said many times, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law last December was a bad deal for women. The majority of its benefits go to millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations, and

January 19, 2018

From Tax Cuts for the Rich to Cuts to Vital Programs for Women and Families

Last month, President Trump and Congressional Republicans delivered a holiday present to the wealthy and large corporations by passing and signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, despite its historic unpopularity. As we said

December 20, 2017

Congress Passes Tax Cuts for Wealthy While Children and Dreamers Hang in the Balance

Today, Congress officially passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and President Trump signed it into law. Despite the bill’s extremely low approval ratings (hovering somewhere around 32%), the GOP rammed it through Congress on a