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S. 528: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019

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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

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 14, 2019
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 866: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 25, 2019. (compare text)
Prognosis
49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jun 26, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

S. 528 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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