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Government Measures that Could Support Women in Tech Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

05/12/20 Update: Congress continues to push greatly-needed relief measures forward with the passage of its fourth spending package. The latest bill to be signed by the President included $380 billion total in additional funding for small businesses, as well as for hospitals and disease testing. The additional spending for small businesses was considered urgent after the “Paycheck Protection Program,” which was passed in the CARES Act, ran out of funding…

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Appropriations 101: What are Appropriations and Why Do They Keep Shutting the Government Down?

Let’s start at the top — Congress is constitutionally guaranteed the “power of the purse.” This means that every year, it’s up to Congress to determine how tax dollars get allocated to all of the government’s federal expenditures, from Medicare to public schools, and from maintaining U.S. embassies abroad to dairy farm subsidies. When it…

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An Affront to Pay Equity: Trump Administration Rescinds Efforts to Collect Intersectional Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is tasked with protecting the American workforce from discrimination. In a blatant display of disregard, the EEOC released its intention to roll back Obama era efforts that would require large companies to submit pay data for job categories disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and sex. This comes on the heels…

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