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H.R. 6555 (117th): DEMAND Act of 2022

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 1, 2022 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 6555


February 1, 2022

(for herself and Mr. Katko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate breast pumps and certain lactation supplies as eligible for certain financial assistance, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Delivering Essentials to Mothers Amid Natural Disasters Act of 2022 or the DEMAND Act of 2022.


Breastfeeding supplies and support services


In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in consultation with the Co-chairs of the Federal Interagency Breastfeeding Workgroup, shall include breast pumps, other lactation supplies appropriate for use in emergency settings, other equipment necessary to support the safe use of such breast pumps, and services by lactation support providers as eligible for financial assistance under section 408(e) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(e)).


Lactation support providers defined

In this section, the term lactation support providers includes breastfeeding and lactation educators or counselors, including a lactation consultant, breastfeeding counselor, breastfeeding peer counselor, or lactation educator, without regard to the type of license or certification such individual holds.