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Richmond Times Dispatch: Three Virginia congresswomen hail House vote to remove deadline for ratifying ERA

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, MEL LEONOR The three women in Virginia’s congressional delegation celebrated Thursday the passage of a resolution in the U.S. House that would do away with the long-past deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The House voted 232-183 to remove language setting the ratification deadline as 1982 — when only 35 of the needed 38 states had ratified the language. The eff... Read more »

Wall Street Journal: House Votes to Eliminate Deadline on Adding ERA to Constitution

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, NATALIE ANDREWS The House voted to eliminate the deadline for adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, though the court battle continues over the validity of the ratification time limit Congress once set. The resolution passed Thursday by a vote of 232-183, with five Republicans joining the Democratic majority. It isn’t likely to be taken up in the GOP-led Senate... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: U.S. House votes to remove one ERA obstacle

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, ROBIN BRAVENDER The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty of legal and political obstacles remain. The House voted 232-183 on Thursday — largely along partisan lines — to approve a resolution that would remove an expired congressional deadline for the ratification of a constitutional amendment ... Read more »

CBS19: Resolution before U.S. House on rising maternal mortality rate

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CBS19 A resolution before the U.S. House of Representatives aims to increase efforts to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth. Representatives A. Donald McEachin (D-VA 4th) and Abigail Spanberger (D-7th) introduced the resolution on Wednesday to recognize the maternal mortality crisis in the United States. According to a release, this resolution aims to strengthen federal, state and loc... Read more »

Joint Statement from Virginia Congresswomen Ahead of House Vote to Remove ERA Ratification Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) today released the following statement ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives voting to remove the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. “Equality should have no expiration date. As the three women of Virginia’s congressional ... Read more »

Spanberger Cosponsors Legislation to Empower Young Women & Underrepresented Minority Students in STEM Fields

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored legislation to empower local school districts to engage girls, young women, and minority students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A September 2019 National Science Foundation study found that women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce, with the greatest disparities found in the... Read more »

Spanberger Statement Ahead of Historic Equal Rights Amendment Vote in House Judiciary Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of today’s historic U.S. House Judiciary Committee vote on legislation to help ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement. “There is no time limit on equality, and it’s beyond time for women and men to be recognized and protected as equals under the law. Today, we’ll see the House Judiciary Committee vot... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: In the wake of Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights Amendment

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, ROBIN BRAVENDER The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality for U.S. citizens under the law, regardless of their sex. Rep. Ben Cline, a Republican who represents the 6th District in Southwest and the only Virginian on the Judiciary panel, voted against the measure. His office did not... Read more »

CBS19: Resolution aims to remove time limit on ERA ratification

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CBS19 A U.S. House committee has advanced a resolution that could allow for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, if the amendment passes the upcoming Virginia General Assembly. Following last week's elections during which Democrats flipped both chambers of the state legislature, lawmakers have said they will bring the ERA before the General Assembly in early 2020 for its passage, which ... Read more »

Spanberger Introduces Legislation to Name a Chesterfield Post Office After World War II Code Breaker, Midlothian Resident Dorothy Bruce

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today introduced legislation to name a Chesterfield County post office after World War II code breaker and former Midlothian resident Dorothy Bruce, who passed away at the age of 99 earlier this year. Spanberger’s legislation honors the legacy of Dorothy Bruce, who was recruited by the U.S. military during World War II to serve in a top-sec... Read more »

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