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Sept. 17, 2020, 6:58 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2020, 7:37 PM

Bill Boosting Protections for Pregnant Workers OK’d by House (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Pregnant workers would have clearer protections under federal law to request adjustments to their work responsibilities and schedule, such as lighter duty or break time, under a measure advanced by the House.

The full House on Thursday signed off on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) by a 329-73 vote, with 226 Democrats and 103 Republicans voting in favor. Those opposed were 72 Republicans and one Independent.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said the proposal didn’t include an exemption for religious employers, and asked the House to send the bill back to committee, which failed 226-177.

The proposal ...

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