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December 13, 2018

Congress Passes Bill to Reform Its Sexual Harassment Procedures

(Washington, D.C.) For the first time in over 20 years, Congress passed a bill today to reform how it addresses harassment, retaliation, and other forms of workplace discrimination. The bill extends protections from harassment and discrimination

December 12, 2018

Congress Protects Food Assistance for Women and Families by Passing Bipartisan Farm Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Farm Bill conference agreement that protects vital food assistance for millions of women and families, by a vote of 369-47. The Farm Bill conference agreement, which

November 30, 2018

Labor Secretary’s Past Failures to Address Sexual Assault of Minors Merit Re-examination

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “In the wake of #MeToo, new attention is appropriately being paid to Alexander Acosta’s successful efforts in 2008

November 16, 2018

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Attempt to Weaken Protections Against Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos officially announced proposed regulations that would radically weaken the Department of Education’s enforcement of Title IX protections against sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment in schools. The

November 13, 2018

Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families Falls Short, NWLC State-by-State Report Shows

Despite Recent Increase, Child Care Funding Lags Behind 2001 Levels (Washington, D.C.) A low-income family of three with an income above $41,560 cannot qualify for child care assistance in 35 states—according to NWLC’s new state-by-state report.

November 7, 2018

Trump Administration Issues Several Rules to Take Away Women’s Health Coverage, says NWLC

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Just a day after voters made clear that health care is a top priority, the Trump Administration

November 7, 2018

NWLC Responds to Trump Administration Finalizing Discriminatory Birth Control Rules

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Trump Administration decided to finalize these outrageous rules, despite several pending lawsuits and two federal courts

November 7, 2018

Women’s Election Victories were Fueled by Two Years of Intense Activism and Anger by Women, Says NWLC

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Women in America made history yesterday—winning a record-breaking 112 seats in Congress, the most ever won in a

October 31, 2018

Pregnant Women Still Face Discrimination on the Job, 40 Years After Passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

(Washington, D. C.) The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “Forty years after the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant women

October 27, 2018

NWLC Responds to the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The National Women’s Law Center extends its deepest condolences to the Tree Of Life community and the

October 22, 2018

NWLC Responds to New York Times’ October 21 Story “Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence”

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Turning its back on science, medicine, and the overwhelming weight of federal court precedents, the Trump Administration is

October 15, 2018

Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Advocates: Congress Must Enact Meaningful Workplace Harassment Protections

(Washington, D.C.) The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), and more than 30 organizations released a call for urging legislative action to address