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September 25, 2017
Statement “Today marks Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day to which the average Native American woman working full-time has to work until her earnings match the average pay for a white man from the previous year. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders earned just 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men last year. For American Indian and Alaska Native women, that number is even lower – just 57 cents on the dollar.  
September 25, 2017
Statement Last night, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order indefinitely banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries. Starting next month, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be banned from entering the United States. Additionally, certain citizens of Iraq and Venezuela will face restrictions when planning to travel to the United States.
September 22, 2017
Statement “We thank and commend U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for his principled decision, announced today, to vote against the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care repeal bill, which would do tremendous harm to women, mothers, children and our economy. Senator McCain is right that health care is too important to be reformed on a partisan basis and that no reform bill should be rushed through the U.S. Senate with just one sham hearing and without a complete analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.  
September 20, 2017
Statement “The most recent effort to roll back health care harms women, moms, children and our economy. It is unconscionable and destructive. It’s time for President Trump and the Republican leaders in Congress to listen to what their constituents and the data are saying: Improve health care, don’t destroy it. The moms of America have stood up again and again to protect our nation’s care. We stand today as well – and we won’t back down. We know that everyone gets sick and everyone also should have a chance to get better.
September 14, 2017
Statement “The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this bill provides a comprehensive solution that would expand access to affordable, high-quality child care and pre-K for families while improving compensation and training for the child care workforce.  
September 13, 2017
Statement “In yet another partisan, secretive attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson today introduced a bill that would strip Medicaid funding, weaken protections for those with pre-existing conditions and lead to massive numbers of people losing the coverage they need. This bill is just as bad as – if not worse than – any of the repeal bills that came before, and threatens the bipartisan efforts to improve health care for millions that began last week.
September 12, 2017
Statement “It’s again confirmed: Women are not making equal pay for equal work despite now comprising nearly half of the paid labor force. This is ridiculous. It hurts women, families and our economy. According to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data, the average wage gap for a woman working full-time year-round is virtually unchanged from last year at just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a man, with women of color and moms experiencing even harsher wage hits.
September 7, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, D.C.
September 5, 2017
Statement “President Trump’s heartless and damaging decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have dire consequences for our communities and our economy. Our diversity is what makes our nation strong, innovative and prosperous; and not the opposite. With this decision, the President has not only turned his back on the 800,000 young adults living and working in this country, but also on America’s economic success – which depends on these members of our communities to continue fueling our nation’s economic growth.
September 1, 2017
Statement “Slashing funding for the advertising that drives consumers to the health insurance marketplace by 90 percent and gutting funding for the navigators who help people purchase insurance plans is a flagrant attempt to drive down enrollment and to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If it stands, this action will destabilize the federal health insurance marketplace and undermine the ACA. It is sabotage, plain and simple – and it’s an insult to the American people who have stood up to show overwhelming support for the ACA.