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Detroit resident Dotti Sharp has endured her auto insurance rates shooting up from about $160 a month three years ago to more than $200 a month today. “It keeps rising up,” Sharp said on Monday. “I have no tickets. No accidents. So why does it keep going up?” She joined two of her legislators during a news conference in Southwest Detroit. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) called on their Capitol Hill and Lansing colleagues to address the longtime issue of high auto insurance rates in places like Detroit.
Michelle Williams, who has seen firsthand the disparity in men and women's pay, joined lawmakers and activists Tuesday in the Capitol to support the principle of equal pay for equal work. The Oscar nominee attended a news conference marking Equal Pay Day, designed to symbolize how far a woman has to work into the year to make what a man made in the previous year. The actress called on people to imagine a world where women don't have to spend energy fighting for fair pay.
Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler will testify in front of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal for the EPA. The hearing – Budget: Environmental Protection Agency – is the first opportunity legislators have had to question the administration on the proposed 31.2 percent cut to the agency's budget next year.
Democratic Women’s Caucus led by Co-Chairs Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, and Jackie Speier, were joined by Speaker Pelosi, actor Michelle Williams, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro to host a press conference marking Equal Pay Day and celebrating last week’s passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released the following statement on Equal Pay Day.
A new public-private grant program that aims to improve green stormwater infrastructure and natural habitats has been launched with a three-year, $3.9 million funding commitment. The Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund was launched by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with corporate, nonprofit and federal support, according to a Monday announcement at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Community leaders and politicians including U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell and U.S. Rep.
Michigan State Rep. LaTanya Garrett is calling for state-level hearings to discuss the "alarming" findings of a Monday Free Press investigation that detailed a widening federal probe of Detroit's demolition program. The Free Press reported Monday that contaminated dirt was potentially used to fill demolition sites across the city and is the focus of a criminal probe being conducted by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). Garrett's request comes one day after Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield requested a U.S.
A high-ranking Detroit official is requesting a U.S. congressional hearing be held to discuss the city's federally-funded demolition program, a day after a Free Press investigation detailed a widening criminal probe that could have potential environmental implications. The Free Press reported Monday that contaminated dirt was potentially used to fill demolition sites across the city and is the focus of a criminal probe being conducted by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).
Watch live as a bicameral group of Democrats reintroduces the Paycheck Fairness Act, marking the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The group includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, fellow Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Bobby Scott, Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, Jackie Speier, and Barbara Lee, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.
Democrats rallied to renew the push towards equal pay for equal work, stressing that while there has been progress towards pay equality, women still earn just 80 cents to the dollar a man makes for the same work. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says every member of her caucus signed onto an effort reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and with the partial government shutdown finally over, her new majority is pressing on with its agenda.