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NWLC Applauds President’s Executive Order Protecting Millions of Hard-Working Immigrants and their Families

November 21, 2014

(Washington, D.C.)—Last evening, President Obama announced an executive order that will allow up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years to apply for a program that will protect them from deportation and allow many to work legally. The order will also protect an additional one million people from deportation through other parts of the plan—including expansion of an existing program for “Dreamers,” young immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Senate Votes on Final Passage of Child Care and Development Block Grant, Making Safe, Stable Child Care A Priority

November 17, 2014

(Washington, D. C.)—This afternoon, the Senate passed, and will send to the President for his signature, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG), which will improve health and safety standards of child care facilities, make it easier for families to get and continue to receive help paying for child care, and support training and professional development of child care providers. This is the first reauthorization in nearly 20 years.

NWLC Deeply Disappointed By Withdrawal of Sharon Block's Nomination to the National Labor Relations Board

November 13, 2014

(Washington, D.C.)—The White House announced yesterday that Sharon Block's nomination to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is being withdrawn because of objections from Senate Republicans. Ms. Block's nomination had been approved by the HELP Committee, but had not received a vote by the full Senate. The objections are in response to the President Obama’s recess appointment of Block and two other Board members in 2012. The President is expected to nominate Lauren McFerran, Chief Labor Counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in her place.

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What Happened When a Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted

August 18, 2014

Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center, points to the problem here: that the student didn't know that by talking to the doctor about the alleged assault, she had "reported" to the university.

The Huffington Post

Still Exempt From Title IX

August 11, 2014

But now, nearly 35 years after the graduation of the service academies’ first female students, there are many women who need Title IX's protections, said Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center. “The exemption is built into the statute, but you should have to show that you still need that,” Chaudhry said.

Inside Higher Ed

State Lawmakers Mulling Hobby Lobby Response

August 6, 2014

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