It’s unclear why Senator Perdue was interested in tax regulation that would impact only a tiny set of the richest Americans. The effort, which wasn’t successful, could have helped several of his donors, including fellow senator Kelly Loeffler.
Women in leadership roles often face violence and harassment. This public abuse sends a distinctive message to all women and girls: Beware what happens when you step outside the roles prescribed for you.
Unless Congress steps up and enacts laws recognizing violence against women in politics as crimes, abusers will continue making public life a hostile place for women.
As the U.S. celebrates the fairly meager victories for women candidates in the 2020 election and compare our progress to our democratic allies around the world, there is much to learn from New Zealand’s successful transition to a mixed-member proportional system.
In order for the United States to make serious and sustained progress toward parity by 2050, we must invest our energy and our resources in systemic reforms that address the structural barriers women face as candidates and elected officials.
The election didn’t reveal a decisive winner for either Georgia Senate seat—which means Tuesday’s runoff election will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Here’s where the Georgia Senate candidates—Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Rev. Raphael Warnock, Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff—stand on the issues, from COVID-19 and immigration, to criminal justice and the economy.
Nursing mothers need to pump regularly or they can be exposed to certain health risks, but U.S. airports have long lacked dedicated spaces for breastfeeding.
Fortunately, that will change with the recent passage of The Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, requires small airports to have designated lactation spaces by 2023.
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) was announced the next assistant speaker of the House on Wednesday—making her the second highest-ranking woman in House leadership. She holds the fourth most power among Democrats, who again nominated Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as speaker of the House.
A significant number of women are being considered for key economic slots in the Biden administration, including as secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Labor.
The drumbeat of assertions by Trump—and the decisions of top Republicans across the country to not contest, let alone contradict, him—are shaping perceptions about the sanctity of electoral democracy.
But the nearly total GOP appeasement of Trump’s behavior is showing signs of cracking.
During the 2020 presidential election, two U.S. Senate seats were up for grabs in Georgia. In both races, none of the candidates received the needed 50 percent of the vote to win, meaning Georgia will have a general election runoff on January 5, 2021.
The election results will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Voters have until December 7, 2020 to register to vote in the runoff.
In a 52-to-48 vote, Senate Republicans voted on Monday night to ram through Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
But Senate Democrats did not let the nomination go through without a fight.