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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

  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...

Victory in Sex Discrimination Complaints Brought by NWLC: After Investigation by HHS, Employers Change Policies

(Washington, D.C.) In response to sex discrimination complaints filed by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, four institutions have...

Connecticut Insurance Department Corrects Discriminatory and Illegal Insurance Practices with Policy that Secures Essential Infertility Benefits

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced new state health insurance guidance that will ensure that Connecticut insurance companies cover infertility treatment, when medically appropriate, for...

NWLC Files Complaints Against Five Institutions for Sex Discrimination in Health Care Coverage

Complaints highlight groundbreaking law prohibiting sex discrimination in health plans (Washington, D.C.) This morning, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed sex discrimination complaints against five institutions that exclude pregnancy coverage from the health insurance...