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May 8, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Trump Administration’s Dangerous Health Care Refusal Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Appropriations Committee voted to deny funding to implement the Trump-Pence Administration’s dangerous refusal of care rule released last Thursday. The rule would allow virtually any health care entity, provider, or worker to

May 2, 2019

NWLC Claims Victory in Miami-Dade County Title IX Lawsuit

(Washington, D.C.) This week, a Florida court ruled to continue the case of student Jane Doe who sued her school, Carol City High School in MDCPS, the fourth-largest school district in the country. The United States

May 2, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Rule Authorizing Discrimination in Health Care, says NWLC

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Trump-Pence Administration will stop at nothing to strip patients of the care they deserve. This rule

May 1, 2019

NWLC Responds to the Introduction of the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittee’s FY 2020 appropriations bill was introduced. The bill includes an additional $2.4 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which will allow states

April 29, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center Expands its Bench of Expertise, Announces New Residential Fellowship Program

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a preeminent advocate for advancing equality and opportunity for women and girls, today announced its inaugural Resident Fellowship program, and named Julie Kohler and Diana Ramirez its first

April 16, 2019

Students Lead Effort to Address Ongoing Mental Health Crisis Impacting Latina Girls in New NWLC Report

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released “We Are Not Invisible,” a report coauthored by 13 middle and high school students that seeks to address the mental health crisis impacting Latina students across

April 10, 2019

The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019 Would Improve the Lives of Millions of Women and their Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin, and Ron Wyden, along with 40 cosponsors, introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019. Building upon the proven success of the Earned Income Tax

April 10, 2019

NWLC Applauds the Reintroduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): There’s no question we need proactive legislation at a time when the Trump-Pence Administration continues to attack

April 9, 2019

National Women’s Law Center Issues Support for BE HEARD Act, Stronger Reforms to End Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act is being introduced in Congress, by Senator Patty Murray and Congresswomen Katherine Clark and Ayanna

April 9, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Senate Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the possibility of instituting an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban makes patients’

April 4, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Senate Republicans Rule Change for Judicial Nominations

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Senate Republicans made a rule change that slashes the amount of post-cloture debate time on district court nominees and sub-cabinet level executive nominees to just two hours. The following is a statement by

March 28, 2019

NWLC Responds to Allegations of Sexual Violence in the Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice Movement

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We have to talk about sexual assault in every space. Again and again, people we love and