Today's Supreme Court ruling will continue to improve the quality of life for millions of women and families. By ensuring that everyone in our country has access to basic health care, including reproductive care, cancer screenings, mammograms, and family planning services, we are ensuring a basic right in our country.
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President Obama's Remarks on the Supreme Court Ruling on ACA
White House | June 25, 2015
David Harris AJC Executive Director | June 14, 2015
It's appalling to see how Israel is treated by a totally different standard than other countries in the international system. Of course, Israel deserves scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.
First, Israel is the only UN member state whose very right to exist is under constant challenge.
Sen. Lindsey Graham "dying for debate" on 20-week abortion ban
By Laura Bassett, Huffington Post | 6/11/15
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and said he would "insist" that the bill get a vote in the Senate. The House earlier passed the ban. The bill is based on the disputed theory that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks.
By John Fritze The Baltimore Sun |June 11, 2015
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Montgomery County Democrat who is running for the Senate, introduced legislation Thursday to encourage states to toughen handgun licensing requirements — an effort he said would reduce homicides.
by Katelyn Harrop Posted on June 10, 2015
Thanks to its contraceptive coverage requirement, Obamacare has dramatically cut back on the amount that women with health insurance need to pay for their birth control. Now, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is ready to take it one step further. Murray has introduced a bill called the Affordability Is Access Act that has the potential to completely revolutionize the way that women access contraception.
June 5, 2015 | Algemeiner
A resolution condemning antisemitism in Europe passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote on Thursday.
The resolution, authored by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and co-sponsored by 60 other senators encouraged “greater cooperation with the European governments, in the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in preventing and responding to antisemitism.”
"Jewish American life is a testimony to the capacity to make our values live. But it requires courage. It requires strength. It requires that we speak the truth not just when it's easy, but when it's hard."
— President Obama