Economic Security

Working monther and child

Learn about our positions on these important issues


View letters, comments, and testimony from AAUW to lawmakers and regulators

2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to House Urging Support for Pay Equity for All Act (5/24/2017)
Statement on Women’s Empowerment and the President’s FY 2018 Budget (5/23/2017)
Letter to President Donald Trump Urging Agenda Commitment to Women’s Rights (5/17/2017)
Letter to Congress Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)
AAUW Letter to the House of Representatives Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)

Letter to Congress Opposing Women’s Health Riders in FY17 Continuing Resolution (4/19/17)

Letter to OMB opposing the reopening review of the EEO-1 (4/12/17)
AAUW Letter to Senate urging support for the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819) and oppose the Workplace Advancement Act (S. 345) (4/6/17)
AAUW Letter to House of Representative urging co-sponsorship of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Fair Pay Act (3/30/2017)

Letter to Senate urging opposition to the Workplace Advancement Act (S.345) (3/30/17)
AAUW Letter to Senate to reject the president’s FY18 budget proposal and support investments in non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending (3/23/17)
Letter to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission supporting proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment (3/21/2017)

Letter to the House Opposing the American Health Care Act (3/21/17)
Letter to Senate urging thorough review of the record for Acosta Labor Secretary Hearing (3/10/17)
Letter to House opposing H.R. 985 Fairness in Class Action Litigation (3/7/2017)
Letter to Congress supporting the Affordable Care Act and its Protections for Women (3/6/17)
AAUW Letter to House of Representatives opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regardless of replacement (3/2/2017)
Letter to President Trump Urging Action on Priority Issues for the Women’s Community (3/2/17)
AAUW Letter to House of Representatives urging cosponsorhip of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (2/9/2017)
Letter to House in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)
Letter to Senate in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)
Letter to Senate urging time for questions at Puzder Labor Secretary Hearing (1/25/17)
Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Immediate Replacement Plan in case of Affordable Care Act Repeal (1/20/2017)

Comments
Comments to OMB on revising the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (4/28/17)
AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor in Opposition to Delaying Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule (3/17/17)
Comments to Office of Management and Budget on Executive Order “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” (1/30/2017)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Comments
Comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) on Overtime (9/4/2015)
AAUW Comments to Office of Management and Budget on EEO-1 Revision (8/12/2016)
AAUW Comments to General Services Administration on Pay Transparency Rule (11/29/2016)
AAUW Comments to Office of Management and Budget on EEO-1 Summary Pay Data Collection (8/12/2016)
Comments to General Services Administration on Pay Transparency Rule (11/29/2016)
45 Groups’ Comments to U.S. Treasury Department Supporting Rule to End “Valuation Discount Loophole” (11/2/2016)

Letters and Testimony

Letter to House of 47 Organizations Supporting Pay Equity for All Act (9/23/2016)
DC Council Testimony in Support of Salary History Ban (11/29/2016)
Letter to Congress Opposing Ideological Riders in Funding Bills (11/15/2016)
AAUW supports strong protection for retirement savings (4/28/2015)
New York City Council Testimony in Support of Salary History Ban (12/13/2016)
Letter to Senate Opposing Any Attempts to Defund EEO-1 Revision (6/15/2016)
Letter to Senate Supporting Murray Amendment Funding EEOC Implementation of EEO-1 Rule (6/22/2016)
Letter Supporting Department of Labor New Overtime Regulations (6/8/2016)
AAUW Letter to House Supporting Pay Equity for All Act (9/23/2016)
Letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Supporting Rule to Limit Forced Arbitration (8/22/2016)
Letter to Delaware Legislature Supporting Economic Security Bills H.B. 314, 316, and 317 (6/9/2016)
Letter to House Opposing H.R. 5226, the Regulatory Integrity Act (9/14/2016)

2013–2014 (113th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance (1/3/2014)
Letter to President Obama on FY14 Budget (2/21/2013)
Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (4/4/2014)
Letters to House and Senate on Paycheck Fairness Act (1/28/2013)

Comments

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order (12/16/2014)
Comments to HHS on Wellness Plans (1/25/2013)
Comments to HHS on Medicaid Coverage (2/21/2013)
Comments on Proposed Federal Grant Reform (5/2/2013)
Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Government Contractors (4/14/2015)
Comments on Compensation Tool (1/5/2015)
Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order (12/16/2014)