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February 8, 2018

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 Block

February 6, 2018

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 harassment

February 2, 2018

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 to

February 1, 2018

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 and

February 1, 2018

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 billions

January 29, 2018

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 in

January 29, 2018

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, President

January 25, 2018

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 Rights

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