National Partnership Applauds Bipartisan Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in Markup

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“Today, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) in markup with bipartisan support by a vote of 29-17. The result of today’s markup demonstrates that support for the PWFA is bipartisan and growing, and would not have been possible without the perseverance of the bill’s champions, including lead sponsor Rep. Jerry Nadler. A diverse coalition of partners agree that the PWFA is not just good for women and their families — but will also benefit businesses by increasing morale and employee productivity and decreasing costs associated with employee turnover. We look forward to the PWFA being brought to a vote.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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