The Senate bill, which has been referred to the Senate Committee on Education, Labor and Pensions, has 24 cosponsors, including two Republicans, Senators Olympia Snowe (ME) and Arlen Specter (PA).
The House bill was reported out of the House Committee on Education and Labor on a straight party-line vote without a single Republicans voting in favor of sending the bill to the floor. A full vote on the House bill is expected shortly.
Media Resources: S 1843; PFAW 7/20/07; ACLU 7/20/07
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .