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H.R. 972 (115th): Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2017

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To increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for women and girls with limited access, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Grace Meng

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Feb 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


42 Cosponsors (42 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Meng and Maloney Send Letter to House Speaker Requesting that He Allow House Offices to be Reimbursed for Feminine Hygiene Products
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Sponsor) on Jul 6, 2018

Meng Introduces Legislation to Require Ingredient Labeling for Menstrual Hygiene Products
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Sponsor) on May 24, 2017

Meng Renews Effort to Make Menstrual Hygiene Products More Accessible and Affordable to Women
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Sponsor) on Feb 13, 2017

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Feb 7, 2017

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H.R. 972 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 972. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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