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Dec. 22, 2022, 6:09 PMUpdated: Dec. 22, 2022, 9:16 PM

Senate Adds Protections for Nursing Parents to Omnibus Bill (1)

Diego Areas Munhoz
Diego Areas Munhoz
Hill Reporter

The US Senate inserted a bill that would provide more civil rights protections for nursing parents at work in the budget package, including a mandate for a private lactation space and certain break times, after transportation groups attempted to thwart its passage earlier this year.

The Senate voted 92-5 Thursday to include Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) amendment—the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (S. 1658)—in the government funding bill the chamber is considering. The legislation, which the House cleared in a companion bill in 2021, was considered by the Senate after Merkley’s failed attempt to pass it by unanimous ...

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