The measures ban secret contracts that keep victims quiet, mandate anti-harassment training and require that corporations include women on their boards.
Student David Hogg lambasts lawmakers' "thoughts and prayers" and reliance on "ideas" over legislation that could help save lives.
The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, would protect the federal prison system's most vulnerable and fastest-growing group.
A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.
Despite growing national attention on gun violence, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives cannot seem to find common ground on gun control measures.
Sponsored by Missouri Sen Claire McCaskill, the bill is aimed at World War II vets who were exposed to the gas in experiments designed to prepare for chemical warfare Claire McCaskill, the bill is aimed at World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas in experiments designed to prepare for chemical warfare.
Arkansas, following Indiana's lead, has adopted a hugely controversial, “anti-gay” Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The House of Representatives voted last week to withhold federal financial assistance from Americans signing up for health insurance plans that cover abortion.
Disclosures about the NSA's secret campaign to undermine online privacy protections have prompted Rep. Rush D. Holt Jr., D-N.J., to propose legislation that would prohibit the agency from installing "backdoors" into encryption intended to protect email, online transactions and other communications.
Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here's a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.