Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations.
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) highlighted the disparities between the Allentown School District and surrounding suburban school district in a markup in the Committee on Education and Labor on the Strength in Diversity Act and the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act. She noted the Allentown School District, which primarily serves students of color, just narrowly avoided a financial crisis that could have prevented them from making payroll.
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. This major piece of legislation would lower prescription drug prices and reverse the expansion of junk insurance plans to defend vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Last week, the House passed H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which included Wild’s amendment to stop the rising cost of premiums that passed with the support of 78 Republicans .