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A Better Balance Applauds House Committee’s Bipartisan Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Today, the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act reached a historic milestone with bipartisan approval by the House Committee on Education and Labor. This news comes on the heels of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's official endorsement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act yesterday. The bill will likely now proceed to the House floor for a vote. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Pregnant Workers Fairness Act As A Pro-Business, Pro-Economy Bill

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its support for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, recognizing that this commonsense legislation is a win-win for the health and economic security of families as well as businesses.  We joined with our partners and the U.S. Chamber in a joint letter announcing their  endorsement, calling the PWFA “a balanced approach to ensuring that pregnant employees have the maximum opportunity to stay in the workplace, which is critical to the economic security of America’s women and families.” The letter states that the PWFA will remedy extensive confusion, providing businesses with clarity regarding their obligations to accommodate pregnant workers. 

As the PWFA Heads into Markup on 1/14, Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Bill!

Now is a critical moment to show your support for pregnant workers. We’ll be in D.C. on Tuesday as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act heads into a crucial next phase—with the committee debating the bill and deciding whether to report it to a floor vote.  Will you get in touch with your Representative today and ask that they sign on to co-sponsor the PWFA? 
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