Rep. Maloney: Obama Has Embraced My Women's Rights Amendment

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said she is hopeful that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), if elected, will sign her equal right amendment measure.

Maloney said her bill language into the Democratic Party's platform.

Maloney's measure, which has 204 cosponsors, proposes an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relative to equal rights for men and women.

She added that the platform this year is the most "pro-woman" platform in history. Maloney initially backed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for president.

The platform also endorsed her controversial bill that seeks to crack down on the credit card industry, Maloney said.

That bill, which has 155 cosponsors and has moved through the Financial Services Committee, is opposed by the credit card industry and banking groups.

Asked if it her credit card bill could get 218 votes for passage on the floor, Maloney said it could get over 300 votes.