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Pride Month Is Now Championed By The Private Sector, But Private Companies Still Fail LGBTQ Americans On Pay Day

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Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Fair Pay For All Act, which would guarantee equal pay for every American - regardless of who they are or who they love - by amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 to expand the definition of sex to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Read more »

Reps. Khanna, Brown, Gaetz Introduce Bipartisan Amendment To Prohibit Funds From Being Used With A Was Against Iran

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Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-1), and 17 original cosponsors introduced an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent federal funds from being used for any military force against Iran without congressional authorization. Specifically, this amendment clarifies neither the 2001 nor 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) can be invoked to justify the use of military force against Iran. This amendment must next be made in order by the Rules Committee and then it will be considered on the floor during the NDAA debate in July. Read more »

Cortez Masto, Gillibrand, Markey, Blumenthal Introduce Rep. Brown Legislation to Require Alternatives to Immigrant Detention

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In response to unprecedented levels of immigrants being detained around the country and startling reports of neglect and mistreatment at immigrant detention centers, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today introduced legislation to create a presumption in favor of the use of alternatives to detention for asylum seekers, migrant children and families, and other vulnerable groups. Read more »

House Passes New Democrat Coalition-Led Amendment to Strengthen State Department Mission, Advance U.S. National Security Priorities

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During floor consideration, the House of Representatives passed a New Democrat Coalition-led amendment in H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. Read more »

Hoyer, Brown Participate in Roundtable on Disparities in Health Care

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This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) participated in a roundtable discussion on health disparities among minority groups in Maryland. During the discussion, Congressmen Hoyer and Brown discussed the ongoing efforts by Democrats in Congress to lower health care and prescription drug costs and reduce disparities in health care. They also heard from community stakeholders about the work being done in Prince George's County to expand access to affordable health care. Read more »

Reps. Brown, Norcross Lead Bipartisan Letter Pushing Back Against Department Of Veterans Affairs’ Union-Busting Efforts

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Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) sent a letter co-signed by a bipartisan group of 128 Members of Congress to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, pushing back on the department’s anti-labor policies in its collective bargaining with AFGE, the union representing 260,000 of its frontline employees. Read more »

Congressman Anthony Brown Calls On Governor Hogan To Reconsider Capital Beltway Toll Proposal, Examine Transit Options, Earn Community Support

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Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan calling on the Governor to reconsider his proposal to widen and toll the Capital Beltway. This letter was sent ahead of the Congressman’s town hall on the proposal in Landover, MD on May 23rd, during which he will hear more from his constituents on the plan and the Board of Public Works upcoming vote, scheduled for June 5. Read more »

RT @LGBTQ_Military: NEW: @RepSpeier, @RepJoeKennedy, @RepAnthonyBrown & @RepSusanDavis intro'd an #NDAA amendment today to ensure ALL quali… Read More

Congratulations to Alphonso David, the @HRC's incoming President! I'm looking forward to working with you to make A… Read More

The best way to keep children out of deplorable detention conditions is to not detain them in the first place. I'm… Read More

While Trump wages a multi-front assault on the livelihoods of LGBTQ Americans, Congress has to act to ensure all Am… Read More

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