Equality Begins with the Equal Rights Amendment

It has been more than forty years since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment. This Constitutional Amendment aims to ensure equality for women and men in all sectors of society by explicitly prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. Unfortunately,
the ERA was just three states shy of ratification by the 1982 deadline.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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