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July 22, 2021

NWLC Responds to FBI and Trump White House’s Mishandling of Kavanaugh Investigation

(Washington, D.C.) Today, The New York Times reported on alarming details about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, including interference by the Trump

July 12, 2021

NWLC Reacts to the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee’s FY 2021 Appropriations Bill

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “For the first time in decades, the Congressional funding bill does not contain the

July 2, 2021

The NFL’s Decision to Not Release Final Investigation Report About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against the Washington Football Team Reveals a Lack of Transparency

(Washington, D.C.)  After conducting a yearlong investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the managers and executives of the Washington Football Team (WFT), the National Football League (NFL) fined the team $10 million dollars but did not

June 30, 2021

NWLC Responds to Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Ruling in Cosby Case

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund:   “It will be tempting to focus

June 24, 2021

House Passes Bill Supporting Birth Control Access for Veterans

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act. The bill would ensure that veterans have access to no-copay contraception much like their civilian counterparts. Under the Affordable

June 24, 2021

Congress Strikes Harmful Trump-Era Rule That Limited EEOC’s Ability to Protect Workers’ Civil Rights

(Washington, D.C.) In the final days of the Trump administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a key federal agency charged with protecting workplace civil rights, approved changes to conciliation, its process for trying to resolve

June 23, 2021

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on Student Free Speech in Mahanoy v. B.L.

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. that schools must be able to address some student speech that takes place outside the schoolhouse gates, but

June 17, 2021

NWLC and the National Partnership Respond to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in Texas v. California, the Supreme Court ruled that the Plaintiffs, who sought to invalidate the ACA, did not demonstrate sufficient harm to challenge the provisions. This means that the ACA is upheld

June 17, 2021

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Enforcement of Civil Rights in Philadelphia Social Services

(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “Today’s ruling is a harmful loss to the children in the foster care system in Philadelphia

June 16, 2021

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Announcement that Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students is Prohibited Under Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education announced that it will enforce Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the reasoning in Bostock v. Clayton

June 9, 2021

600+ Students, Educators, Advocates Join Biden Administration in Public Hearing on Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights held a public hearing to consider how it restores civil rights enforcement of Title IX. It will hear steps the Department can take to

June 8, 2021

Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act on a Party Line Vote, Dealing a Blow to Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a united Republican caucus filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, blocking an up or down simple majority vote on the bill. Two months ago, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness