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Progressive Freshman Lawmakers to Vote No on Spending Bill That Would Fund ICE

Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib will vote against a bipartisan bill because it increases funding to the Department of Homeland Security.
Marie Solis
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Furloughed Government Employees Are Running Out of Menstrual Products

Over the last couple weeks, I Support the Girls, a nonprofit for menstrual equity, has been inundated by requests for period products from workers affected by the shutdown.
Marie Solis
Cardi B

Cardi B Says Conservatives Need to 'Admit the President Is Fucking Up'

After posting a video about the government shutdown, the rapper was criticized by Tomi Lahren and Stephanie Hamill.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
government shutdown

Domestic Violence Shelters in a State of Uncertainty as Shutdown Continues

Federally funded domestic violence programs may have to begin scaling back services in a matter of days if President Donald Trump doesn't sign a spending bill.
Marie Solis
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House Democrats Slip Rollback of Trump Abortion Policy into Spending Bill

The newly elected Democratic-led House passed a spending bill on Thursday that would undermine the global gag rule, an anti-abortion policy Trump enacted the first week he took office.
Marie Solis
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Elizabeth Warren Is Donating Her Shutdown Salary to Refugee Nonprofit

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she'll donate her salary to a group that resettles refugees in the US until President Donald Trump reopens the government.
Marie Solis

Violence Against Women Act Expires Due to Government Shutdown

Funding for multiple programs included in the Violence Against Women Act—all which support survivors of physical and sexual abuse—is on hold until the government reauthorizes the act or passes the current spending bill.
Leila Ettachfini

Senate Republicans Are Trying—Yet Again—to 'Defund' Planned Parenthood

Senator Rand Paul wants to use September's spending bill as a vehicle to cut off federal funds from abortion providers after the GOP's many failed attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.
Marie Solis