Government Relations Articles and Op-eds

U.S. House Barrels Through Trump Impeachment

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Despite a plea by many to focus on a peaceful transition of power and warnings against fomenting further political upheaval following the unconscionable violence at the U.S. Capitol, Speaker Nancy…

Follow Through on Final Actions will Provide Foundation for Future Battles

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The Trump Administration has taken several important actions in the final weeks of office that will provide an important foundation of policy, fact, and analysis as we anticipate the battleground…

Global Pro-Life Leadership Will Carry On in Geneva Consensus Declaration

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By Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations. Protecting the sanctity of human life on the global stage was among the first acts of the Trump Administration and is set…

Changing the Rules in the 117th Congress – Amen and Awoman?

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The U.S. House of Representatives convened last Sunday for the opening of the 117th Congress. It became apparent rather quickly that we will have our work cut out for us….

CWA Response to Lawlessness in D.C.

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance responded to the January 6 events at the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. “Lawlessness is not a Christian, conservative value.  @CWforA…

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Trump Orders Emergency Learning Scholarships

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As 2020 Ends and Schools Stay Closed, President Trump Orders Emergency Learning Scholarships to Offer Hope in the New Year   COVID-19 caused many public schools to stay closed for…

Bipartisan Duo in Congress Unites to Protect Women’s Sports

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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Republican Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) have joined hands across the aisle to protect the rights of female athletes under Title IX, the federal law that ensures…

Concerned Women Today! The Fight to Keep the Hyde Amendment

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Doreen Denny, CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, takes you inside the U.S. House of Representatives to get a first-hand account of a hearing on the fight to keep the…

Title IX, Which Paved the Way for Women’s Sports, Now Threatens Its Gains

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Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, was interview by Verily magazine concerning Title IX and female athletics.  Read the entire article here.

MORE Act Promotes Marijuana Use, Not Justice

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With a government shutdown on the horizon and coronavirus crippling communities across America, the Democrat-controlled Congress has prioritized the left’s obsession with pot use to vote on a bill removing…

Geneva Consensus Aims to Protect the Sanctity of Life

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By Amy Lidell, Intern for Concerned Women for America The fight for life continues as the United States has come together with Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda to form…

Confirmed and Sworn In!

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Friends, Congratulations! Your support and engagement have now helped confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. She was just confirmed by a vote of 52-48 and…

Historic Moment for Conservative Women, ACB Confirmed to the Supreme Court

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Rivera 954.243.6301, [email protected] Historic Moment for Conservative Women, ACB Confirmed to the Supreme Court Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate just confirmed…

CWA’s Victory in Transgender Sports Case a Win for Women’s Rights

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By Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations Concerned Women for America (CWA) just landed a significant victory protecting the rights of college female athletes under federal law. The U.S….

Press Release: University Forced to Rescind Transgender Sports Policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 Contact: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations (202) 420-1491, [email protected]  University Forced to Rescind Transgender Policy as Violation of Title IX after Biological Male wins NCAA…

Why Title IX and the Future of Female Sports are at Risk Today

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, appeared on Save Women’s Sports webinar to discuss Title IX and the future of women’s sports in America including the need for…

Safety First Online Starts at Home

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By Amy Lidell, Intern for Concerned Women for America Last week the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) partnered with the White House, Justice Department, and Department of…

Press Release: Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations (202) 420-1491, [email protected] Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes to Protect Title IX from Bostock Fallout Washington, D.C. –…

It’s Final! Education Rule Aims to Protect Free Speech for Faith-Based College Groups

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The U.S. Department of Education has finalized a significant rule to secure free speech and equal access rights for faith-based groups on public college campuses and shield them from discrimination….

DeVos Stands With Female Athletes Forced to Face Transgender Competitors

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Read Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, op-ed in CNS-News online. “It’s Official! Bostock Does Not Overrule Biology under Title IX,” says Doreen Denny, Concerned…

The Old-School Tactics of Teachers Unions May Not Survive COVID-19

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Across the country, millions of families are faced with cobbling together strategies to make a new school year work. In many places, schools could have been working on better solutions,…

Trump Administration Acts to Protect Human Dignity in Sickness and in Health

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) received three exclusive briefings last week on actions the Trump Administration is taking to protect human dignity across the lifespan. No human life should be…

CWALAC Endorses Focus on Protecting Children and Taxpayers from the Destructive Cost of Gender Reassignment

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) impact on policy was on display as several members of Congress, led by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California), introduced legislation responding to the…

Key Update on the NCAA & Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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Important Update: NCAA’s Board of Governors did not take action against Idaho for enacting the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act at their meeting on August 4. That is good news!! But the fight…

Whether or Not Schools Reopen, Families Need Choices

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Back to School is here, and it seems we are back to where we ended – struggling to adapt to continued uncertainty without the luxury of time on our side. …

Penny Nance urges FDA to remove abortion pill from U.S. market

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Today, Penny Nance joined leading medical and prolife groups urging the FDA to remove the abortion pill, mifepristone, immediately from the U.S. market for its imminent danger to women after…

House Republican Appropriators Seek to Restore Pro-Life Protections

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By Lindsey Hudson, Intern for Concerned Women for America’s Government Relations Last week, the Democrat majority of the House Committee on Appropriations advanced several fiscal year (FY) 2021 spending bills…

DOJ Backs Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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By Lindsey Hudson, Intern for Concerned Women for America’s Government Relations Department Idaho is spearheading the fight to protect and maintain equal opportunity and fair competition for female athletes in…

House Democrats Just Set Up a Shutdown

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny published the following op-ed in Townhall: “House Democrats unveiled their fiscal year 2021 spending bills, and they are nothing short of a dare….

CWA Thanks Secretary of Education

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As we recognize the 48th Anniversary of Title IX this week, Penny Nance sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos encouraging decisive action to enforce Title IX’s mandate…

Despite Bad Ruling at the Supreme Court, HHS Issues Final Rule Upholding Traditional Definition of Sex

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Last year,  President Trump, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), proposed a rule to overturn an erroneous interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that redefined the…

Recent Dept. of Educ. Ruling: CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC) Policy Allowing Biological Males to Compete in Women’s Sports Violates Title IX

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss the recent Department of Education ruling that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC) policy allowing…

Victory in Women’s Sports Civil Rights Case Carries Warning: Don’t Deny Female Athletes Equal Opportunity

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Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for taking a significant step in the fight to protect the integrity of women’s sports….

Bearing the Burden of Proof: What the 1990’s in the Senate Should Have Taught Joe Biden

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny published the following op-ed in Townhall: “Joe Biden is now bearing the burden of proof from 27-year-old sexual assault allegations from former…

Judge Who Banned Calling Trans Athletes ‘Male’ Has A History Of Favoring Sexual Predators

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CWA’s CEO and President Penny Young Nance wrote the following op-ed published in The Federalist: “The year was 2010. President Barack Obama was in office, and Democrats controlled the Senate. Obama…

Podcast: #MeToo Kavanaugh v. Biden – Due Process In All Cases

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Now that Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is accused by Tara Reade of Sexual Assault, the same democratic senators like Kirsten Gillibrand and Maize Hirono and Hollywood celebrities like Alyssa Milano…

International Coalition Of Women’s Groups Sign Petition Pushing Olympic Committee To Bar Biological Males From Competing As Females

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny was featured in this Daily Caller article published this week. “A coalition of international women’s groups have signed a petition urging the…

Pro-Life Members of Congress Call for Protections in the Pandemic

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This week pro-life members of Congress voiced serious concerns about abortion activists’ efforts to use the coronavirus crisis to expand access to abortion-inducing drugs and use fetal tissue from aborted…

CWA Among Coalition of Conservatives Reminding CEO OF “Moral Imperative” of Sticking With Free Market Capitalism

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CWA is speaking out today asking business leaders to focus on employees and earnings, not political activism, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. CWA stands against the liberal social justice agenda…

Idaho Becomes First State to Protect Women’s Sports From Transgender Agenda

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CWA’s Vice President for Government Relations, Doreen Denny, wrote the following piece published in The Daily Signal. “Idaho Gov. Brad Little has given women athletes renewed hope. Faced with a…

CWA Welcomes DOJ Action to Protect Women’s Sports

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Washington, D.C. — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice led by Attorney General William Barr filed…

House Republicans Force Floor Vote on Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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At the end of February, on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s two pro-life votes, House Republicans successfully forced a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act through…

U.S. Senators Debate and Vote on Two Pro-life Bills

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Tuesday was a dark day for America. The Senate failed to advance two desperately needed pro-life bills: the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors…

A Tragic Day for the Most Vulnerable in this Country

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           February 25, 2020 Contact: Toni DeLancey, PhD | Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434   Washington, D.C. — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned…

Act Now to Protect First Amendment Rights for College Students

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Act Now to Protect First Amendment Rights for College Students.  Religious freedom is under attack on college campuses. Imagine being falsely told your First Amendment Rights don’t apply at a…

Women’s Groups Endorse Rep. Steube Bill to Save Women’s Sports on National Girls & Women in Sports Day

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On National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a coalition of organizations led by Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) representing hundreds of thousands of women and girls…

Impeachment on Trial in the US Senate

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(Too) much has been witnessed and written regarding the impeachment of Donald John Trump. As the first session of the 116th congress drew to a close in 2019, House Democrats…

The States Act: Federal Marijuana Legalization Masquerading as States’ Rights

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  Marijuana is not a state’s rights issue and misguided bills like the STATES Act create more confusion and problems than it claims to solve.  We are living in unprecedented…