Sunday, May 3, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Jacob Fenston
Listen Here  For the first time since 1991, the House of Representatives has voted to overturn a local D.C. law. Activists for District autonomy say it's a intrusion on the city's self-government, and three of them were arrested last week during a protest.
Friday, May 1, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a last-ditch push for the Senate to block a District of Columbia law Friday, but his statement was almost certainly made in vain.
Friday, May 1, 2015 | Associated Press
Republicans have pushed legislation through the House that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions. House passage was largely symbolic because the law takes effect Saturday unless Congress first approves legislation blocking and President Barack Obama signs it. The Senate is unlikely to consider the measure by then, and for good measure the White House has threatened a veto should it ever reach the president's desk.
Friday, May 1, 2015 | DCist.com | Rachel Sadon
Over the vehement objections of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and other House Democrats, Republicans voted last night to strike down a D.C. law that bans discrimination based on reproductive health decisions—like having an abortion or taking birth control. Ted Cruz introduced the measure to block the law—as well as another that extends the city's gay nondiscrimination laws to religiously affiliated educational institutions—last month.
Friday, May 1, 2015 | The Daily Caller - dailycaller.com | Josh Fatzick
Despite a purely symbolic House vote Thursday night to block a District of Columbia law that claims to combat discrimination in the workplace, the law will take effect Saturday, as planned. DC’s non-voting delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, claimed a small victory in the failure of House Republicans to block the D.C. law, saying the symbolic vote only served to unify Democrats. And she even got 13 Republicans to vote no “in an ultra-conservative House.”
Friday, May 1, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Aaron C. Davis
A controversial new law that will prohibit D.C. employers from discriminating on the basis of whether employees have abortions or use contraception will take effect Saturday despite a high-profile vote of opposition by House Republicans. A divided House voted mostly along party lines late Thursday to strike down the D.C. law. It was the first vote to upend a District law in nearly a quarter-century and the first such rebuke of city policy on ideological grounds in almost 35 years.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
Contact Person: Elizabeth Myrick Phone:  202 368 9949 E-mail: emyrick4@gmail.com    Two MC students named in class of seven 2015 Frank Karel Fellows in the United States
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman
In a largely symbolic move, the House voted mostly down party lines late Thursday night to block a District of Columbia bill that D.C. officials say would combat workplace discrimination. A corps of mainly Republicans passed a joint resolution of disapproval 228-192, aimed at the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act, which dictated that employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their reproductive health decisions. Conservatives argued the act could force employers to violate their religious beliefs.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | The Hill (DC) | Cristina Marcos
The House voted late Thursday night to overturn the District of Columbia's law prohibiting workplace discrimination based on reproductive health choices.   Passage of the resolution formally disapproving of Washington's local law fell mostly along party lines on a vote of 228-192. Thirteen Republicans joined the opposition, and three Democrats voted in favor.  

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