Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate, summarized from Congress
The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill would require that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and is available for use by members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, and contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet. The House version of the bill, H.R. 866, was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and passed the House by voice vote earlier this month.