Women’s

Rights Bills

1)Equal Pay Act of 1963

 

Introduced by Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes

 

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a United States labor law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963, by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.[1] In passing the bill, Congress stated that sex discrimination.

 

2)The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

 

Introduced by Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A.

Women today are paid, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. And the gap is even worse for women of color – African American women earn only 64 cents and Latina women earn only 55 cents for each dollar earned by males. To help address this unfair and unacceptable wage gap, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on January 29, 2009,1 restoring the protection against pay discrimination that was stripped away by the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

 

3)H.R.1928 – Women’s Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act

 

Introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez

 

Women’s Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act: Requires the Secretary of Defense to revise the military personnel policies of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military departments so that such policies do not restrict members of the Armed Forces from assignment to units and positions based on gender.

4)H.Con.Res.44 – Recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women

 

Introduced by Rep. Lois Frankel

 

Recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women: Recognizes the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women, and its impact on women, families, and the nation.

5) H.R.2947 – International Women’s Freedom Act of 2013

 

Introduced by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

 

International Women’s Freedom Act of 2013: Establishes within the Department of State an Office of International Women’s Rights to be headed by an Ambassador at Large for International Women’s Rights. Directs the Secretary of State to establish a women’s rights Internet site and maintain prisoner lists and issue briefs on women’s rights concerns. Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to include instruction on the internationally recognized rights of women and the various aspects and manifestations of violations of women’s rights in Foreign Service officer training.

6) H.R.558 – Women’s Right To Know Act of 1997

 

Introduced by Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter

 

Women’s Right To Know Act of 1997: Women’s Right To Know Act of 1997 – Amends title XI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit a governmental authority, in or through any program or activity that provides health care services or information, from limiting the right of any person to provide or to receive non fraudulent information about the availability of reproductive health care services, including family planning, prenatal care, adoption, and abortion services.

7) S.11 – Violence Against Women Act of 1993

 

Introduced by Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

 

Violence Against Women Act of 1993: Title I: Safe Streets for Women – Safe Streets for Women Act of 1993 – Subtitle A: Federal Penalties for Sex Crimes – Amends the Federal criminal code to: (1) authorize judges to increase sentences for repeat sex offenders to up to twice that otherwise authorized by statute; and (2) require the U.S. Sentencing Commission to implement such amendment by recommending to the Congress amendments, if appropriate, in the sentencing guidelines applicable to criminal sexual abuse.

8) S.1141 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

 

Introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Women, Peace, and Security Act: the United States should be a global leader in promoting the participation of women in conflict prevention, management, and resolution and post-conflict relief and recovery efforts; (2) the political participation and leadership of women in fragile environments, particularly during democratic transitions, is critical to sustaining democratic institutions; and (3) the participation of women in conflict prevention and conflict resolution helps promote more inclusive and democratic societies and is critical to country and regional stability.

9) H.R.2417 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

 

Introduced by: Rep. Jerrold Nadler

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

10)S.2263 – A bill to provide for the establishment of the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in the State of New York, and for other purposes.

 

Introduced by: Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

A bill to provide for the establishment of the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in the State of New York and for other purposes: Establishes the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, to preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites and structures associated with the formal beginning of the struggle for equal rights for women.

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