Stories tagged: "congress"


A major House bill almost left out LGBTQ people

"True diversity includes representation of the LGBTQ community," Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Ca.) said on the House floor.

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Bipartisan bill aims to enhance protections for sexual assault survivors

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act offers an incentive for states to ensure survivors have a voice. Three years ago, Congress unanimously approved a historic bill that guarantees sexual assault victims certain protections, including the preservation of their rape kits. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which only applies to federal...