Women's Rights

Women's rights are human rights. We must continue to protect and advance women's rights here in the United States and around the world.

We must ensure that women are treated equally – including in the workplace. I was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would build on the progress made by the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by providing additional tools for victims of gender discrimination to seek and obtain equal pay.

I am firmly committed to protecting a women’s personal right to make her own choices about her health and well-being. The right to choose must remain a personal health decision that a woman makes in consultation with her doctor and loved ones, without government intrusion.

I was also pleased to cosponsor the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization as one of my first actions as a member of Congress to ensure the continuation of federal programs to reduce the instances of domestic violence and provide assistance for victims of abuse and assault.