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43Rd Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade Decision January 21, 2016
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"This is despite the fact that 99 percent of American women who have ever been sexually active have used at least one contraceptive method—and not just to plan their families. Fifty-eight percent of women who take birth control do so at least in part to treat painful and difficult medical conditions. Of those, 1.5 million women take it solely as a medication to treat those conditions."
Federal Reserve Transparency Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed January 12, 2016
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"In 2011, the Obama administration argued to the Supreme Court that the First Amendment provides no special protection for churches, even in choosing their own ministers. The Court unanimously rejected that bizarre theory. The administration ignored religious freedom and RFRA altogether when developing the Affordable Care Act and its implementing regulations. When religious employers argued that the administration’s birth control mandate did not adequately accommodate their religious freedom, the administration fought them all the way to the Supreme Court. The Court again rejected the administration’s attempt to restrict religious freedom."
Planned Parenthood January 8, 2016
Steve Cohen, D-TN
"If you stop Planned Parenthood, you stop poor people, many of whom are in my district, from getting preventive health care: mammograms, HIV testing, and planned birth control programs."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 712, Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees And Settlements Act Of 2015, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1155, Searching For And Cutting Regulations That Are… January 6, 2016
Suzan DelBene, D-WA
"Last year, the House voted 10 times to attack women’s health. That included voting to restrict reproductive health care in private insurance, enact a sweeping 20-week abortion ban, and allow employers to discriminate against workers for using birth control."
Providing For Consideration Of Senate Amendment To H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015 January 6, 2016
Ruben Gallego, D-AZ
"When I meet with my constituents across Phoenix, I hear families worried about affording college, students struggling to pay their tuition and the amount of debt they have, and hardworking Americans who can’t afford the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. But I also hear relief: relief that came from the ACA, relief from young women who no longer have to pay for copays for birth control when they go to the pharmacy, relief that their annual exams no longer come with cost sharing, relief from seniors whose prescription drug costs are lower because we got rid of the Medicare doughnut hole, relief from parents that their child with chronic disease can’t be denied insurance coverage—all thanks to the Affordable Care Act."

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