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August 25, 2021

House Passes Budget Framework With Historic Investments in Women & Families

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a framework of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan, including historic investments in child care, home-based care, paid leave, affordable housing, nutritional assistance, and health care coverage.

August 19, 2021

Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Challenging Trump “Rollback Rule” Undermining Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections to Continue

BOSTON, MA — A federal court has permitted plaintiffs to continue to pursue several claims in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration’s rule that seeks to undermine

August 10, 2021

NWLC and TULDF Respond to Survivor Criticisms Amid Governor Cuomo Investigation

We are grateful to the group of survivors who shared their concerns and ultimately, their desire for change. Doing so in any context is never easy, and to them we say, we hear you. We know

August 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo Resigns In Wake of Alarming NY AG Sexual Harassment Report

(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:   “Today, we recognize the strength and

August 9, 2021

NWLC Responds to Senate Leadership’s Proposed Investment in Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the details of a $3.5 trillion proposal to invest in working families and build a stronger economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The following

August 3, 2021

Senate Committee Approves the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with Bipartisan Support

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with bipartisan support. Over 40 years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, many pregnant workers still face a choice no one

August 3, 2021

NWLC Responds to Independent Investigation’s Findings That NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Violated Federal and State Laws

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Fatima Goss Graves: “We are grateful to the brave women

July 29, 2021

NWLC Celebrates House Approval of Spending Bill Without Harmful Abortion Restrictions

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today is monumental. For the first time in over four decades, the House passed a spending bill

July 28, 2021

NWLC Responds to Decision in Title IX Lawsuit

Today, the decision was released in a lawsuit initially filed by NWLC in June 2020 challenging Betsy DeVos’ sweeping Title IX rules that discouraged students in K-12 schools and colleges from reporting incidents of sexual violence, reduce schools’

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