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H.R. 866: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019

About the bill

Should federal buildings like the Capitol and the Smithsonians be required to have lactation rooms for mothers?

Context

Since 2010, federal law has required all employers with 50+ employees to provide a designated non-bathroom room for mothers to pump breastmilk. A 2018 law required all large- and medium-sized airports offer the same.

There is no similar requirement on federal facilities, such as those in Washington D.C. including the Capitol Building, the memorials, and the Smithsonian museums.

What the bill does

The Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act would mandate that ...

Sponsor and status

Eleanor Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress, 2019–2021
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 25, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 25, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 116-30
Source

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 528: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 26, 2019. 71% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 30, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 6, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 26, 2019
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 25, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 866 is 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.

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