Mike will always defend women’s access to contraception and the right to make her own reproductive choices. He believes that only a woman, her family, and her doctor should be able to decide what is best for her health.
Mike will continue to defend Planned Parenthood, which provides essential preventative and reproductive health care services like cancer screenings, STD testing, and low-cost birth control to millions of American women, and he was honored to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for his re-election to Congress in 2020.
Mike cosponsored the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act to ensure reproductive justice for women with Medicare and Medicaid. He also cosponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect a woman’s ability to determine what is best for her body, health, and family, while ensuring that health care providers are able to provide valuable reproductive health care services, including abortion.
Mike is a vocal advocate for equal pay for equal work and has fought every effort to allow wage discrimination against women. He strongly believes that it is unconscionable for women to earn less than men for the same work. He cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to guarantee equal pay for equal work and end pay discrimination against women, and the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act, which would help end workplace discrimination and harassment.
Mike has been fighting for federal legislation that specifically bans sexual harassment and believes the federal definition of domestic violence must be updated to include stalking and dating violence. Among other things, this would help prohibit stalkers and violent dating partners from having access to firearms. Mike cosponsored the SAFE Act to protect the economic security of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Finally, Mike will continue to work toward ending military sexual assault, which is one of the priorities of his service in Congress.