International Women's Day
Democratic women in the House of Representatives have decided to work through Wednesday, despite the women's strike taking place around the globe, The Hill reports. "We considered a lot of different options, but our feeling is that there is so much mischief going on in this Congress that we cannot turn our backs," said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.). "We think it would actually be sort of the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish."
The women lawmakers still plan to show their support of the strike with a symbolic walkout when the chamber convenes at noon as well as by giving speeches on the House floor. The women will also wear red as a signifier of "revolutionary love and sacrifice." Previously, Frankel organized Democratic women to wear white to President Trump's address to Congress as a symbol of the women's suffrage movement — a gesture Hillary Clinton also frequently made during her campaign.
On Wednesday, the House will vote on a spending bill for the Defense Department that The Hill writes is "expected to pass with bipartisan support."