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Administration Declines To Defend Its Equal Pay Rollback On The Merits, Tries To Dismiss Suit Instead — Plaintiffs Respond By Filing Opposition

Washington, DC — After the Trump Administration declined to defend its rollback of equal pay protections, instead moving to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the rollback, the plaintiffs in the suit responded today by filing an...

Department of Education Blocks Rule Promoting Equity in School Discipline

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally announced that it will delay implementation of a rule aimed at protecting students of color and students with disabilities from discriminatory discipline. The rule, put in...

NWLC and Center for Reproductive Rights Submit Amicus Brief in Support of California’s FACT Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of California’s Reproductive FACT (Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency)...

Forty-six States Fail to Pay Adequate Rates for Infant Care at Child Care Centers, New NWLC State-by-State Report Reveals

(Washington, D.C.) Forty-six states fail to pay the federally recommended level to child care centers providing infant care, according to a new state-by-state report by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The analysis is based...

Education Department Announces that it will Reject Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, the U.S. Department of Education said that it will no longer investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are not allowed to use restrooms that match their...

NWLC Reacts to Trump Administration’s Outrageous Budget

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, President Trump released his budget plan for fiscal year 2019 and beyond, which proposes a broad array of cuts that will hurt millions of women and families. The following is a statement...

Kansas State University Violated Title IX by Refusing to Respond to Rape of Two Female Students, Says NWLC Amicus Brief

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm Baker Hostetler LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of about 30 organizations to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth...

Budget Deal Provides Historic Boost in Child Care Funding, But Fails to Protect the Dreamers

(Washington, D.C.)  Early this morning, Congress voted on a budget deal that will raise the caps on non-defense discretionary spending and provide an additional $5.8 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG),...

Senate Strikes Budget Deal that Expands Federal Child Care Program

(Washington, D.C.) This afternoon, Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell announced a budget deal that would raise the caps on non-defense discretionary spending and provide an additional $5.8 billion for the Child Care and Development...

House Passes Bills to Address Sexual Harassment in Congress

(Washington D.C.) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.B. 4294, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, and H. Res. 724, which would implement long-overdue reforms to the only legislative effort addressing sexual...

Declaring Victory for their Plaintiffs, Groups Withdraw Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration’s Harmful and Discriminatory Birth Control Rules

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), joined by co-counsel Dentons, withdrew their legal challenge to the Trump Administration’s interim final rules allowing virtually any employer or university...

Nancy Withbroe Becomes the National Women’s Law Center COO and Chief of Staff

(WASHINGTON D.C.) Nancy Withbroe has joined the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, NWLC said today. Established in 1972, NWLC is a preeminent national organization that advances equality...

NWLC Reacts to DOL Cover-Up of Data Showing Proposed Tip Regulations Would Cost Workers Billions

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, reporting by Bloomberg Law revealed that the Department of Labor (DOL) prepared but then concealed an economic analysis concluding that its proposal to allow employers to keep their employees’ tips would cost working people...

Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Fails to Pass the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Republican leadership in the Senate failed in their attempt to pass a nationwide ban on abortion. The bill was an unconstitutional challenge to Roe v. Wade that picks an arbitrary cut-off point...

NWLC President and CEO Fatima Goss Graves will Always Stand with Dreamers

(Washington, D.C.) Tomorrow evening, Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center, will not be attending the State of the Union address. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves,...

Legal Advocacy Groups Sue Betsy DeVos and Trump Administration For Discriminating Against Student Survivors of Sexual Violence

Citing Bias of Administration Officials, SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates and Victim Rights Law Center Sue to Reinstate Protections for Student Survivors, Overturn Trump Title IX Policy Washington, DC — On behalf of plaintiffs SurvJustice, Equal...

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...

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...

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...

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...