Economic Equity Insider

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Read Past Issues


March 10, 2009

  • Reminder: Make Your Advocacy Day Appointments!
  • Paycheck Fairness Act Gaining Cosponsors in Senate
  • While Congress Attempts to Finish FY 2009 Appropriations, Obama Releases Blueprint for FY 2010 Budget
  • Family-Friendly Policies Take Center Stage at House Hearing


February 25, 2009

  • Women Work! Introduces 2009 Public Policy Agenda
  • Special Brief: Sources of Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Analysis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Provisions that will Aid Women and Familes

February 10, 2009

  • Advocacy Day Website Now Online
  • Senate Agrees on Its Version of Economic Recovery Bill, Setting Up Conference
  • Obama Announces New Task Force on Working Families


January 6, 2009

  • 11th Congress Convenes This Week with Three Missing
  • Pay Equity is Back on the Agenda
  • Obama Names Hilda Solis Secretary of Labor


December 16, 2008

  • Advocates Weigh in on Economic Recovery Plans
  • 110th Congress Report Card
  • Happy Holidays from the Insider


November 25, 2008

  • Bush Signs Second Extension of Unemployment Benefits
  • Obama Announces Broad Plans for Economic Recovery
  • Bush Administration Issues New Regulations Weakening Family Leave Law

November 13, 2008

  • Democrats Gain Seats in House and Senate
  • What Can We Expect from an Obama Administration?


October 28, 2008

  • House Holds Series of Hearings on New Stimulus Package
  • Don’t Forget to Vote on November 4th!

October 14 , 2008

  • New Life for Economic Stimulus Package
  • Extension of Child Tax Credit Could Help Families of 13 Million Children
  • House Passes Bill Designating October “National Work and Family Month”


September 30, 2008

  • Congress Extends FY 2008 Budget Through March
  • Second Unemployment Insurance Extension Fails
  • With Failure of Economic Stabilization Bill, End of Congressional Session is Uncertain

September 16, 2008

  • Fiscal Year Ends September 30th; Continuing Resolution Almost Certain
  • With End of 110th Congress Approaching, Certain Priorities Remain in Limbo
  • GAO Finds That Federal Agencies Can Do Better at Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Laws


August 19, 2008

  • Moore-Levin Bill Would Double Time that TANF Recipients Can Spend in School
  • Congress Takes a Break to Head to Conventions

August 6, 2008

  • Overhauled Higher Education Act Passes Congress, Is Sent to President
  • Paycheck Fairness Act is Passed by House


July 22, 2008

  • Update: Women’s Organizations Rally in Support of Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

July 7, 2008

  • Bush Signs Unemployment Insurance Extension
  • FY 2009 Appropriations Process Halted by Partisan Infighting


June 24, 2008

  • Congress Negotiates Unemployment Insurance Extension
  • Appropriations Committees Begin FY 2009 Budget Deliberations
  • Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act Passes House

June 9, 2008

  • Experts Say Congress Must Act to Protect Women’s Economic Security During Recession
  • PACT Act Gaining Cosponsors in House
  • Congress Finally Passes FY 2009 Budget Resolution
  • Completed Advocacy Toolkit Available for Download
  • Look for the Insider Every Other Week in June and July


May 27, 2008

  • Unemployment Insurance Extended in Emergency War Funding Bills
  • Family Leave Developments
  • Senator Casey Introduces Child Care Bill
  • Bill that Would Expand Child Tax Credit Passes House

May 19, 2008

  • Reminder: Write Your Representative Asking Them to Co-sponsor the PACT Act!
  • Budget/Appropriations Update

May 12, 2008

  • Congress Gives Itself Extension on HEA Reauthorization
  • Organizational Members: Deadline Extended to Sign-On for Increased Federal Funding to Help Women Succeed in the Workforce
  • Advocacy Toolkit: Building Relationships with Your Legislator

May 5, 2008

  • Congress May Pass Budget Resolution


April 28, 2008

  • Senators Block Fair Pay Vote
  • Congress Remains Mired in Budget Debate

April 22, 2008

  • Senate Will Vote on Ledbetter Bill During Equal Pay Week
  • Help Pass the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Call Your Senators Today!

April 17, 2008

  • Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Introduces Bill to Support Women’s Employment and Training Programs!


March 24, 2008

  • Congress Takes Spring Break
  • New Resource for April 8th Advocacy Day: Key Committees List

March 17, 2008

  • Get Ready for Advocacy Day – It’s Just a Few Weeks Away!
  • House and Senate Budget Resolutions Set Higher Funding Goals for Key Programs
  • College Access for Low-Wage Workers at Stake as House and Senate Negotiate Higher Education Reauthorization

March 3, 2008

  • Rally Online for Paid Sick Days
  • House Appropriations Committee Takes Up Workforce Investment, Education Issues
  • March Forth for Child Care!
  • Advocacy Day 2008 Coming Soon!


February 4, 2008

  • Revised TANF Rules May Increase Opportunities for Education and Training
  • Economic Stimulus Package Moves Forward
  • President Vows to Reduce Earmarks

February 12, 2008 – Special Budget Edition

  • President’s FY09 Budget Again Cuts Programs that Help Women and Families Succeed
  • Advocacy Toolkit: Budget and Appropriations 101

February 20, 2008

  • TANF Final Rule: New Fact Sheet
  • House Passes Higher Education Reauthorization Act
  • FMLA’s 15th Birthday Brings Proposals to Expand and to Narrow the Law
  • Congress Completes Economic Stimulus Package


January 28, 2008

  • Members of Congress Dive into Economic Stimulus After Returning from Holiday Break
  • Senate Holds Hearing on Fair Pay Restoration Act
  • Advocacy Toolkit: Using Data and Telling Stories
  • Congress Sets Poverty Goal