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January 23, 2018

President Trump and Congressional Republicans Shut Down the Government

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks without any protection for Dreamers. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss

January 20, 2018

President Trump and Republican Congressional Leadership Shut Down the Government

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Trump and Congressional Republican leaders failed to negotiate a bipartisan government funding agreement that would address some of our nation’s top priorities, including the full reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

January 19, 2018

NWLC and The Leadership Conference Submit Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case That Is Seeking To Undermine Public Sector Unions

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), and over 80 other organizations supporting civil rights and economic opportunity submitted an amicus brief in

January 19, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Permitting Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, NWLC Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health: “The Trump Administration is once again attempting to enshrine boldfaced discrimination – this time to prevent patients from receiving health

January 18, 2018

New HHS Unit Opens the Doors to Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO: “Don’t be fooled – the Trump Administration’s new HHS unit is not about protecting religious liberty. We have seen this administration use “religious

January 11, 2018

Medicaid Work Requirements Threaten Women’s Health and Economic Security

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to State Medicaid Directors permitting states to apply for waivers that would condition Medicaid eligibility on fulfillment of work requirements. The guidance reverses

January 10, 2018

Confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Would Jeopardize Civil Rights for All Students, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.)  Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will vote on Kenneth Marcus’s nomination to become Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. The following is a statement

January 1, 2018

Women Leaders Launch “Time’s Up” Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Shift Leadership Imbalances, and Promote Equality

nbsp; TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Launches LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 1, 2018 – TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

December 20, 2017

Senate Republicans Vote for Misguided Tax Bill that Clobbers Working Families

(Washington, D.C.) Just hours after the House Republicans passed the conferenced version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Republicans in the Senate did the same. This irresponsible legislation will raise taxes on 92 million families with

December 20, 2017

University of Mary Washington Failed to Act Against Severe Cyber Harassment that Targeted Female Students, Says NWLC Amicus Brief to 4th Circuit

Female students faced over 700 threats that included rape and death threats  (Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, P.L.L.C, submitted an amicus brief late yesterday to

December 19, 2017

House Tax Vote Betrays Ordinary, Hard-working Families and Rewards the Wealthy

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Republicans passed the conference version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Republican lawmakers revised this legislation behind closed doors, and designed a tax plan that is even more tilted to the

December 15, 2017

NWLC Applauds PA Judge Blocking Trump Administration’s Birth Control Rules

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President & CEO: “Women in Pennsylvania and across the country can breathe a sigh of relief. Thanks to a Pennsylvania court, the Trump Administration’s illegal and