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Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), U.S.
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.
More than 30 years after the last passenger train left Michigan Central Station, Ford Motor Co. and regional leaders are studying whether Amtrak service can return to the iconic building, Bridge Magazine has learned.
Empowered with a record 55 members on Capitol Hill, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has teamed up with a coalition of Civil Rights groups to mobilize African- Americans across the country behind a progressive legislative agenda to write a new chapter of American History that is now being led by women and people of color.
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence hosted a free community town hall called, “The State of Black America” Friday at Wayne State University, as she welcomed members of the Congressional Black Caucus to Michigan.
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.
House Democratic women, armed with more numbers and the power of the majority, are getting organized, switching their working group to a more formal caucus and launching a political action committee to help further grow their ranks. The Democratic Women’s Caucus is the new name of the Democratic Women’s Working Group.
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.
As Women’s History Month drew to a close last week, Congress introduced bipartisan bills in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a new Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., was elected last week to serve as one of the co-chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), formerly the Democratic Women’s Working Group, a caucus of more than 90 congresswomen. Frankel, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., will lead the DWC as co-chairs while U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Tex., and U.S. Rep.