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House Democratic women decided to work through International Women's Day because there's 'so much mischief going on'

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."