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November 19, 2021

National Women’s Law Center Responds to House Vote on Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with historic investments in women, families, and caregivers. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National

November 17, 2021

Congress Reintroduces BE HEARD Act that Covers All Workers, Regardless of Size of Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act of 2021 was reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives with

November 17, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Access to Birth Control Act (ABC Act) was introduced by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Robin Kelly, and Katie Porter, and Senators Cory Booker and Patty Murray. The bill ensures that any person

November 2, 2021

Over 300 Early Learning & Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for Congress to Pass The Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) In a letter to House and Senate leadership, a nationwide coalition of over 300 early learning and child care providers, advocates, and organizations are calling on Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act

October 28, 2021

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Framework Deal on Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the White House released a framework deal of the Build Back Better Act with historic investments in women, families, and caregivers. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO

October 22, 2021

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the White House released its plan for a whole-of-government strategy to advance gender equity and protect the rights of women and girls. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President

October 20, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Confirmation of Catherine Lhamon to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today we celebrate Catherine Lhamon’s confirmation to the Department of Education to lead its Office for Civil

October 18, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Senate Introduction of Spending Bill Without the Hyde and Weldon Amendments

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate introduced the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill, omitting the Hyde and Weldon amendments for the first time in decades. The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt

September 27, 2021

NWLC Reacts to R. Kelly’s Guilty Verdict

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today, Black survivors realized some measure of justice with the conviction of R. Kelly. Thanks to their unending

September 24, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Historic Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). WHPA would create a federal statutory safeguard against abortion bans and medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. The following is a statement by

September 24, 2021

NWLC Applauds National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Provision that Will Expand Contraceptive Access

(Washington, D.C) Today, the House advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including a key provision from the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act that will help improve access to contraception for non-Active Duty

September 17, 2021

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Action Against Texas’ Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in response to actions announced by the Department of Health and Human Services to protect abortion access