Congress—the House and Senate—creates laws and spends money on many health programs. The Senate also approves people the president picks to serve as judges or in key government positions. Right now, pro-choice lawmakers are outnumbered in both the House and Senate, and the House currently has anti-choice leadership. In January, Republican leaders who are anti-choice will take over the Senate, too.
Your Senators and Representative
Congressional Record on Choice
Find out how members of Congress voted on choice-related issues in 2014.
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If we don't act now, anti-choice politicians in the Senate could pass an abortion ban and take away this decision from women.
Don't let anti-choice members of Congress overturn two non-discrimination laws passed by the D.C. City Council.
Right now, pro-choice lawmakers are outnumbered in both the House and Senate, and both have anti-choice leadership. See the pro-choice and anti-choice composition of Congress.
News & Updates
As Congress Advances Legislation Promoting Discrimination in DC; Rep. Norton, Local Business Leaders and NARAL Pro-Choice America Fight Back
We held a press conference with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and our allies to support the over one hundred small business owners who are against any Congressional action to block two local landmark non-discrimination bills in Washington, D.C.
Only one plan for over-the-counter contraceptives makes improves access to birth control and makes it more affordable.
Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced the introduction of the Affordability IS Access Act, a bill that would build on the contraception coverage required in the ACA by allowing FDA-approved birth control pills to be made available over-the-counter.