Policy Committees

  • Business, Housing & Economic Development

    This Committee is currently focusing on identifying solutions that will rebuild financial strength in America by supporting financial literacy efforts, evaluating E-Fairness measures, building global partnerships and promoting the economic empowerment of women, promoting business continuity planning to aide in disaster relief efforts, and fostering economic growth by increasing access to broadband technology.

  • Crime, Justice, Terrorism, & Substance Abuse

    Through this Committee, NFWL has recently launched an Addiction Treatment Initiative to address a growing public health and safety crisis in America, addressing opiod dependence and the prevention of youth tobacco use. Improving teen dating violence education and expanding NFWL's Disaster Relief and Preparedness Task Force are also key priorities.

  • Education & Training

    Current initiatives include: Updating Health curriculums to include teen dating violence education, STEM education priorities, National Backpack Program, and establishing a National Women's History Museum in Washington, DC.

  • Energy, Natural Resources & Agriculture

    Recognizing that NFWL's women leaders represent varying and diverse regions of the nation, this Committee emphasizes the importance of a balanced portfolio of energy choices to include clean coal, natural gas, petroleum, nuclear, as well as renewable energy sources. The Committee is also working to address critical agricultural issues in rural America.

  • Health & Empowerment

    One of NFWL's largest and most active Committees, recent areas of focus include patient-centered care, unmet needs in women's health, cost-saving solutions, alternative and complimentary care, mental and behavioral health, addiction treatment, and health information technology.

  • International Affairs

    The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the United Nations. NFWL's International Affairs Policy Committee is a forum in which American elected women join together to find ways to collaborate with leaders across the globe, increasing women's political participation and leadership abroad as well as establishing stronger economic and cultural ties between the United States and other countries. In addition, NFWL seeks to expand mutually beneficial economic, educational and political relationships and to expose rising world leaders to other perspectives in the global equation.

  • Intertribal

    Bringing Native American leaders together with elected women from all levels of government from around the country to work on public policy issues including but not limited to jurisdictional issues, public safety in Indian Country, substance abuse, access to healthcare, improved educational opportunities, and violence prevention.

  • Veterans Affairs

    This Committee is currently focused on improving quality of care for veterans while reducing costs, implementing community-based models in support of reintegration for returning warriors, and removing barriers to employment for veterans.