House Republicans Move to Overturn D.C. Law on Reproductive Rights

Congress faces a Monday deadline to repeal a new law that would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who obtain abortions or use birth control.
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens during a news conference after a House Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

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Congress faces a Monday deadline to repeal a new Washington, D.C., law that would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who obtain abortions or use birth control, and after some internal debate, Republicans appear poised to employ a rarely used parliamentary maneuver to override the will of local elected officials.

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