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December 8, 2016

NWLC Applauds Passage of Defense Bill without Discriminatory Provisions

(Washington D.C.) Today, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a comprehensive bill that funds critical military programs. The House and the Senate approved the final bill without the inclusion of two harmful provisions

November 23, 2016

NWLC Reacts to Texas Judge Blocking Obama Overtime Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking Department of Labor (DoL) regulations extending time and a half overtime pay to millions of additional workers that were scheduled to take

November 18, 2016

NWLC and 60+ Organizations Urge Policymakers to End Corporal Punishment in Schools

(Washington, D.C.) On Monday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) will issue an open letter to local, state, and federal policymakers on behalf of more than 60 organizations, urging them to eliminate the use of corporal

November 16, 2016

History Made With Senator Feinstein as the First Woman to Serve as Highest-Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California will become the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee when the new Congress convenes. She will replace Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who will take the top

November 9, 2016

NWLC Reacts to the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States

The following is a quote by Marcia D. Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-Presidents of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): Marcia Greenberger: “The mission of the National Women’s Law Center to protect and advance women’s

October 31, 2016

Latinas Lose More Than $1 Million over the Course of a Career Due to Wage Gap, New NWLC Analysis Shows

Ten worst states include California, Texas and Virginia (Washington, D.C.) Based on today’s wage gap, the typical Latina stands to lose $1,043,800 over a 40-year career, according to new analysis released today by the National Women’s

October 25, 2016

Gaps in State Child Care Assistance Policies Limit Low-Income Families’ Access to Affordable, Quality Care, New NWLC Report Finds

(Washington, D.C.) Twenty states had waiting lists for child care assistance or turned away eligible families without adding their names to a waiting list in 2016—preventing numerous low-income families from getting any assistance at all—according to

September 29, 2016


Obama Administration Announces Final Rules on Equal Pay and Paid Sick Days   (Washington, D.C.)  Today’s two White House announcements will help improve equal pay laws and expand workers’ access to paid sick days. The Equal Employment

September 13, 2016

Poverty Rate Falls But Being a Woman Increases the Odds of Being Poor in America, Uninsurance Among Women Dropped by Nearly One-Third Under the ACA, and the Wage Gap Closes by Just One Penny, NWLC Analysis Shows

More than 1 in 5 young Millennial women (ages 18-24) were poor in 2015   (Washington, D.C.)  Despite some substantial improvements on poverty, wages and health insurance for millions of Americans—nearly 17 million women lived in

August 24, 2016

The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Benefits Law-Abiding Businesses, Working Women and Taxpayers, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) The Department of Labor and the General Services Administration released final regulations implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order earlier today. The executive order and the implementing regulations will help ensure

August 2, 2016

New Report Finds Gaps in Women’s Health Coverage

(Washington D.C.) A new report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) reveals various exclusions in health insurance plans from more than 100 insurers in 16 states that particularly affect women’s health and economic

June 27, 2016

A Major Victory for Women’s Health, Rights, and Economic Security: NWLC Praises Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Whole Woman’s Health

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-3 decision, in favor of Whole Woman’s Health, overturning Texas’s clinic shutdown law, known as H.B. 2, which imposes medically unnecessary, burdensome requirements on abortion