H.R. 2236 (110th): Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2007

May 09, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Carolyn Maloney
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
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May 09, 2007
12 pages
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H.R. 2819 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jun 11, 2009


This bill was introduced on May 9, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 09, 2007
Referred to Committee May 09, 2007
Full Title

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding by new mothers; to provide for a performance standard for breast pumps; and to provide tax incentives to encourage breastfeeding.


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32 cosponsors (31D, 1R) (show)

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Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2007 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include lactation (breastfeeding, including expression of milk) as protected conduct under such Act. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers a business tax credit for breast pumps and other equipment to assist employed mothers to breastfeed or express milk for their children and for consultation services relating to breastfeeding.
Safe and Effective Breast Pumps Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) put into effect a performance standard for breast pumps irrespective of the class to which the breast pumps have been classified under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and
(2) issue a compliance policy guide which will assure that women who want to breastfeed a child are given full and complete information respecting breast pumps.
Expands the definition of medical care in the Internal Revenue Code for purposes of the tax deduction for medical expenses to include qualified breastfeeding equipment and services.

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