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Every day, more than 400,000 servicewomen risk their lives in defense of our country and our ideals. For that, they should be honored.
Tragically, right now, they’re being denied respect, care, and basic dignity. Each year, an estimated 19,000 of our service members, who make the greatest sacrifice anyone can make, are victims of sexual assault. And yet they are denied insurance coverage for abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
We can’t let this continue.
My amendment to give these women the coverage they deserve is in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote could come as soon as this week and we have to make sure it’s not blocked.
I’m joining with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to stand up for our servicewomen and make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. Will you join us?
These women don’t ask for accolades or praise. They go and fight for us because it’s the right thing to do. Now, it’s our turn to fight for them.
We owe it to their service. Please, join me and show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and these brave women. Click here to add your voice.
I know our servicewomen and their families share my gratitude for your support.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Pigs on drugs
Consumer Reports tested pork and found widespread bacteria contamination in most of the samples, much of it antibiotic-resistant. These drugs are widely used in large-scale pork production facilities to promote growth and prevent disease in crowded conditions.
Chris Meyer, Consumer Reports
Most pork samples we tested were contaminated with bacteria resistant to at least one antibiotic. To avoid illness, wash hands after handling pork, keep the raw meat away from other food you plan to serve, and use a meat thermometer to be sure your ground pork reaches 160 degrees (145 for whole pork.) Read our test results here!
Not this time, Big Oil!
After years of delay the courts ordered tougher air pollution standards by Dec. 14, but Big Oil is lobbying hard to overturn the order. Tell the White House to put Americans’ health first and set standards for refinery and powerplant soot!
More red tape? No thanks!
Congress created independent regulatory agencies to protect consumers from marketplace schemes and unsafe products. But now some lawmakers want to handcuff them by adding another layer of bureaucracy — something corporations would enjoy. Learn more.