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Gabrielle Giffords resigns from Congress

This morning, Gabrielle Giffords offered her official resignation from Congress to Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returns to Congress to cast debt ceiling vote

August 1, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made a triumphant return to Congress to cast her vote on the debt ceiling, seven months after being shot.

Jane Harman to receive NJDC's inaugural Tzedek Award

The National Jewish Democratic Council is presenting its inaugural Tzedek Award tonight – and the first recipient is former Congresswoman Jane Harman.

Nita M. Lowey elected to House of Representatives

November 8, 1988

Nita M. Lowey was elected to the House of Representatives from New York.

Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act becomes Law

October 28, 2000

The Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky became law.

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand blesses U.S. Congress

October 23, 1973

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand offered the opening prayer in the United States House of Representatives, at the invitation of Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

Gladys Noon Spellman

Gladys Noon Spellman, whose participation in American politics culminated in her service as a Democratic congresswoman for over seven years, coincided with a period of American politics in which Jews were becoming increasingly visible, both as voters and as elected officials. As a minority figure wielding power on the political scene, Gladys Noon Spellman was a model for both Jews and women in America.

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