Links to legislation on breastfeeding, families, women's issues, and more - Rep. Carolyn Maloney

There is currently legislation in committee before the House of Representatives to help some working, nursing mothers out. It's called the Breastfeeding Promotion Act. Please, take the time to read this piece of legislation. Then, email your Congressmen and women, as well as those on the committee currently reviewing this legislation. Let them know what you think.

To find out more information on this bill, like who is on the committee reviewing it, and where it is in the process, click here.

Interestingly enough, this bill is sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, from Manhattan/Queens, New York. She "is the first woman to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City’s 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); and is currently the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues." (source: Maloney's bio - here.) (Note this disclaimer: I live in northern Alabama. Rep. Maloney does not represent my congressional district. I am not related to her, nor do I know her. As a matter of fact, I do not believe I am related to or know anyone affiliated with her, her campaigns, etc. I am not trying to toot her horn, or get her re-elected, or anything else. Just bringing you good people information on legislation that could affect your families.)

If you click through her website, there is a list of legislation I believe she has been involved with, or possible even sponsored/co-sponsored. You can get to the list by clicking here. Just glancing down her list, I see several entries that I would guess are very family, woman, and child friendly. (I haven't read all these, although I do plan to. I can't guarantee the contents of these items. I'm just guessing from their titles that they are geared toward helping out families. I'll update later, after I have read them.) There's entries to expand FMLA, and one for providing Federal employees with paid parental leave (which has a counterpart in the Senate), and several more.

I'll be reading up on all these in the next few weeks, and letting everyone I can in both legislative houses know what I think about each.Please join me. Let your voice be heard. We can make a difference for our families.


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