Issue Position: Women's Issues

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014

I believe we should be increasing access to health care for women, not dictating or limiting their options. Attacks on women, including their right to reproductive healthcare, have got to stop.

It is unacceptable that women in the United States earn just 77 cents to every dollar a man earns for the same work -- that's not fair and I won't stand for it. That's why I'm proud that President Obama's first bill signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which says that women should receive equal pay for equal work. It's also unfortunate the majority in the House of Representatives refuse to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a law that was initially passed by Congress with broad, bipartisan support. Simply put, violence against women is unacceptable.