Congress

The global ERA

Senate | Boxer tries to revive a feminist treaty
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Posted 6/15/02, 12:00 am

A 20-year old United Nations treaty lauded by feminists is scheduled to receive a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 13. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has taken the lead in pushing for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Treaty. The Family Research Council is urging the White House to register its opposition to the treaty at the hearing.

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Fire with fire

Senate | Tired of delaying tactics over presidential nominees, Republicans decide they'll stand in the way of a Democratic cause: campaign-finance enforcement
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Posted 5/25/02, 12:00 am

Senate Republicans don't plan on making it easy for the Federal Election Commission as the agency crafts regulations to implement the McCain-Feingold campaign speech restrictions. Still angry at the delays over the last two GOP nominees for FEC commissioner posts, Republicans say they will drag their feet on the nomination of former House counsel Ellen Weintraub unless Democrats meet demands on other nominations, including judicial picks. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle nominated Ms. Weintraub to the FEC post.

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