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  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Will Host #MeTooNatSec Advocate as Her Guest to the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced that Jenna Ben-Yehuda will be her guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday. Ms. Ben-Yehuda, a former State Department official, has helped launch the #metoonatsec movement. In November, over 200 women who work on national security signed an open letter – co-authored by Ms. Ben-Yehuda - about surviving or knowing someone who experienced sexual harassment and assault. The letter calls on national security agencies to make meaningful ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    April 4, Equal Pay Day, marks the extra days into the new year a woman would have to work to earn as much as a man. Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) cosponsored legislation to strengthen the Equal Pay Act. Davis joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in cosponsoring the bill in the House and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. has been working to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. “Four in ten women are the sole earner for ... Read more

  • Women in politics: Offering different insights
    Posted in Editorials on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Before Donald Trump became president, I was lucky to have 50 people attend a town-hall meeting. Now when I announce a public event, thousands of people RSVP within hours. My constituents are enraged and engaged in a way I’ve never seen before. As the first big meeting approached, I was curious who was behind all those RSVPs … who would be there? As I scanned the enormous crowd for the first time, I noticed one common thread — they were by and large (but not entirely) female. We estimate that abo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Reinstatement of Global Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump reinstating the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy. His Executive Order will restrict U.S. funding to organizations that provide basic health care and family planning services to the poorest families around the world. “Reinstating the global gag rule is a threat to women’s health around the world. Studies have shows that access to family planning services actually reduces incidents of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis’s Effort to Close Equity Gap in Career and Technical Education Passes House in CTE Update
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Women's Issues, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis’s (D-San Diego) effort to close the equity gap in career and technical education (CTE) moved forward when the House passed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill includes provisions from Davis’s Equity in Career and Technical Education Act. “Everyone deserves education pathways and jobs that can get them to the middle class,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “This ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    April 12, Equal Pay Day, marks the extra days into the new year a woman would have to work to earn as much as a man. Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) continues to work on closing the wage gap that still exists between women and men. According to U.S. Census data, by age 65, the average woman will have lost $430,480 throughout her working lifetime as a result of the pay gap. “Women make up about half of the workforce and deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Praises House Passage of Bill to Allow WASP Access to Arlington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Women's Issues

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) praised the passage of bipartisan legislation to restore the inurnment rights for Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Arlington National Cemetery. Davis is a lead cosponsor of the WASP Arlington Inurnment Restoration (AIR) Act (H.R. 4336) to overturn a recent decision by the Secretary of the Army that rescinded inurnment eligibility for WASP pilots. "We are a step closer to correcting this injustice,” said Davis, Ranking Member of the Military Personnel S... Read more

  • On 95th Anniversary of Women Securing the Vote, Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Full Equality for Women, Greater Voter Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    On Women’s Equality Day, the day the 19th Amendment was included to the U.S. Constitution, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) called for action on equal rights for women, especially in the area of equal pay and ensuring Americans have access to the ballot. "Throughout history women have made great contributions to our society despite the unjust conditions due to the lack of equal rights and equal pay,” said Davis. “The 19th Amendment was about more than giving women the right to vote, it w... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Uphold a Woman’s Right to Choose
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the House bill (H.R. 36) to curtail the reproductive rights of women. “I’m dismayed to see the majority bringing up yet another attack on women’s health. “We have seen what happens when access to abortion is heavily restricted—abortions do not become rare, they become dangerous. When women cannot get the care they need in a clean and qualified clinic, many will seek it elsewhere, often with tragic results. “It is not for... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap, Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    April 14, Equal Pay Day, marks the extra days into the new year a woman would have to work to earn as much as a man. Congresswoman Susan Davis has been working to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men with her support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. “Equal Pay Day should be a reminder to everyone that in order to strengthen the middle class we need to ensure fairness in America,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Davis is ... Read more

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