senate

Power

Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Kimberly Lawson
10.4.18
Health

How Repealing Obamacare Will Screw Over Women and LGBTQ People

Republicans in the Senate made the first step toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act early Thursday morning. We spoke with experts in women and LGBT people's health to find out how bad this could be.
Diana Tourjée
1.12.17
politics

Welcome to Hell: Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Hearing Starts Tomorrow

Trump's Attorney General pick was blocked from a federal judgeship in the 80s over his open history of racial discrimination, and everyone from the NAACP to the ACLU to marijuana advocates has raised issues about his record. Will the Senate listen?
Gabby Bess
1.9.17
election 2016

There's a Historic Number of Women Running for Congress

While Hillary Clinton's candidacy at the top of the ticket is making history, political experts say we should be looking down the ballot as well.
Linda Yang
11.7.16
Health

In Anti-Abortion Southern States, Zika Is a Perfect Nightmare

According to a new report, the states most vulnerable to Zika also have the least access to reproductive health care. Still, Republicans in Congress are trying to defund reproductive health care centers in the bill proposed to fight the virus.
Leila Ettachfini
9.15.16
Humor

All the Cute, Coy Ways Republicans Could Block Obama's Nominee Merrick Garland

Republicans in the Senate have clandestinely agreed to block Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court. But how will they manage to stall the decision until January, 2017? We have a few ideas.
Bethy Squires
3.16.16