WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s proposed rule changes to Title IX.

“Today’s proposed Title IX rule changes by the Biden Administration have restored the integrity of this landmark civil rights law for our students so that they can learn, grow, and thrive in educational environments free of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sex-based discrimination,” Rep. Speier said. “The corrosive damage wrought by the DeVos Rule was already being felt by students silenced by draconian measures that revictimized them and made schools less safe. DeVos’s policies were cruelly calculated to turn Title IX on its head, pushing universities and colleges that were already on the brink amid the pandemic to develop needlessly complex and burdensome policies. Today’s proposed rule changes are a victory for students’ civil rights, decency, reason, and justice, and are a fitting tribute as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this venerable and monumental law.”