Stories tagged: "policy"

House passes bill to protect healthcare workers from violence

Between 2011 and 2013, 70 to 74 percent of the roughly 25,000 annual workplace assaults occurred in healthcare and social service settings.

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Freshmen Democrats take aim at corporate PACs

In the 2018 election cycle, 1,732 corporate PACs donated $404.8 million to federal campaigns—more than any other type of PAC.

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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...

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After Rep. Katie Hill’s exit, House Democrats push to criminalize revenge porn

“This abuse, especially when weaponized on the internet, can destroy a person’s life with the click of a button."