House Passes Workplace Protections for Nursing Mothers

Representative Carolyn Maloney spearheads legislation.

On Friday, the House passed a bill that expands workplace protections for nursing mothers. The bill was passed 276-149, with 59 members of the minority party joining the majority in supporting the legislation. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney was the chief author of the legislation and the main champion of the bill.

“Without these protections, nursing mothers face serious health consequences, including the risk of painful illness and the inability to continue to breastfeed,” Congresswoman Maloney said. “These basic protections would ensure that working moms who want to breastfeed can continue to do so and prevent nursing mothers from being singled out, ridiculed or fired.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as Representative Maloney’s bill is considered.
  • For the House as they discuss the companion legislations that go along with this bill.

Sources: AP, The Hill


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