Jeanne is a fierce advocate for women.
Her leadership gained passage of history-making legislation, known as the Shaheen Amendment, which provides health insurance coverage for abortion for women serving in the military who are victims of rape or incest. She has been outspoken in the fight to stop sexual assault in the military. Jeanne was a leader in the effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. She is cosponsoring legislation to stop employers from forcing pregnant women out of the workplace or denying them reasonable accommodations so they can continue working. She is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act and cosponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. And she has introduced legislation to expand the childcare tax credit to help working families cope with the rising cost of child care. And Jeanne is a co-sponsor of legislation to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, legislation that will protect women’s rights to birth control and contraception.