Not a Pretty Picture: Key Votes for 109th Congress

Erickson, Jan
January 2007
National NOW Times;Winter2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p12
The article focuses on the provisions during the 109th U.S. Congress which attacked women's rights. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act have impacted divorced women who are owed past-due child support, and middle-aged people filing for bankruptcy in the wake of a catastrophic illness or job loss. The Republican leadership have dominated the 109th two sessions to extend previous tax cuts, along with the use of the budget resolution process to pursue their goal of cutting social spending.


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