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Lois Capps

Amanda Terkel

Lawmaker Wants To Make Federal Laws Gender Neutral To Reflect Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Wednesday to make federal laws that reference marriage gender neutral, now that the Supreme...

One Month After the Plains Oil Spill

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

The Plains Spill is yet another tragic reminder that oil spills happen and will continue to happen as long as we depend on fossil fuels for our energy needs. Until we can move beyond oil, we must do everything we can to ensure safety -- not profit -- remains our number one priority. Our economy and our environment depend on it.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Lois Capps To Retire At End Of Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday she won’t seek re-election in 2016. Capps, 77, first ran for Congress in a special e...

Putting the Focus on Climate Change

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events -- some of the most troubling, costly, and immediate impacts of climate change -- pose very real threats to our public health, infrastructure, and economy.

Lois Capps Wins Midterm Election For California House Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps was again elected to represent California's 24th District. Capps, who was first elected to Congress in 1998, defeated R...

The Right Call on Climate Change

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

Power plants are the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, producing nearly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, there are no limits on what they can emit into the atmosphere. That is what makes this announcement so notable.

California Congresswoman Seeks Offshore Fracking Moratorium

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called for a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters on Tuesday, requesting a comprehensive study o...

Luke Johnson

Lawmakers Not Too Busy To Raise Money Under Shutdown Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government shutdown will force agencies to close their doors and send many employees home without pay, but the money won't stop flowin...

IRS Says GOP Candidate, Family Business Owe $4 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family business owe more than $4 million in taxes, according to co...

Are You At Risk For The No. 1 Killer Of Women?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact

By the time Tami Kemit finally saw a doctor, she had been having a heart attack for three days. The then-36-year-old mother from Erie, Pa., eventua...

Laura Bassett

Pro-Choice Groups, Catholics Spar Over Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

The battle between Catholics and pro-choice groups over birth control coverage raged on Wednesday at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on co...

Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Maternal mortality is a crisis without borders. Women die in rural African villages, crowded slums in Bangladesh, and even in hospitals in the U.S., where a poor woman's risk of maternal death is greater than in 40 other countries.

Federal Audit, Lawmakers Spotlight Puppy Mill Problems

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There's long overdue action on the issue of puppy mills, and the issue got some much-needed attention yesterday from the federal government. Sens. Ric...

"I Object": Tom Price Tries To Shut Down Democratic Congresswomen (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday morning, a group of House Republicans -- led by Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) -- attempted to stop the Democratic Women's Caucus from making ...

Stupak-Pitts Goes Beyond Status Quo

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

We must not allow abortion opponents to use our health care reform process to drastically restrict a woman's access to a legal medical procedure, and that's exactly what the Stupak amendment does.

Tim Taliaferro

Republicans Giving Women 'Back Of The Hand Treatment': Wasserman-Schultz

HuffingtonPost.com | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republicans who shouted down and continuously interrupted female members of the House testifying in favor of the health care bill on Saturday were...

The Truth About the Capps Amendment

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

My amendment offers a common ground solution to a very challenging policy question -- namely how do we deal with abortion services in health reform legislation.

The Abortion Distortion: Setting The Record -- and John Boehner -- Straight on the Capps Amendment

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Abortion is a red herring. Most of the politicians and interest groups who protest abortion coverage in health care reform do not want reform to succeed at all.