Women’s Health and Security

Today, women make up 47 percent of the workforce and are the primary or sole income earner for nearly half of America’s families. It’s simple: when women succeed, America succeeds. I’m fighting for strong, commonsense policies that address economic challenges facing women and families. We must do more to help women and their families by providing paid sick leave, expanding access to affordable child care, ensuring equal pay for equal work and raising the minimum wage.

I’ve also worked hard to protect women’s reproductive health and rights, fighting against attempts to restrict access to abortion and birth control. I was appointed as a Democratic member on the Select Panel to investigate Planned Parenthood, pushing back against my colleagues’ attempts to unfairly target health care providers and patients. I also introduced legislation to protect women’s personal information about their use of birth control from their employers, keeping their health care information private and secure.