Bill guaranteeing right to birth control blocked in U.S. Senate by Republican

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst blocked Democrats by objecting to Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey’s request for unanimous consent to pass the legislation

By: - July 27, 2022 4:59 pm
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa

In this file photo, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks Oct. 13, 2020, during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. (Screen shot from livestream)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.