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Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Through the House

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Dear Friends, These past several weeks have been busy. I have been active in Washington, working to pass legislation, advocating for my constituents, and helping our nation recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Read more below on what I have accomplished. Rep. Nadler delivering remarks on the House floor in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairne...

Congressman Nadler Floor Statement for H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of a bill he authored, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065), which would guarantee workplace protections to pregnant workers and provide relief to pregnant workers to whom said protections are not provided: "For as long as women have been in the workforce, they have ...

Congressman Nadler Celebrates Bipartisan House Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by a bipartisan vote of 315 to 101. The bill, which was reintroduced by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) in February, would guarantee workplace protections for pregnant workers and deliver meani...

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.J.Res. 17, Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.J.Res. 17, a joint resolution that would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): "H.J. Res. 17 is long overdue legislation to ensure that the Equal Rights Amendment can finally become the 28th Amendment...

Rep. Nadler Celebrates Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Reaching 223 Cosponsors

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Washington, D.C. —Today, the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)—which would guarantee reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant workers under federal law—reached the milestone of 223 House cosponsors. The bill, which was reintroduced by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) ...

Bipartisan Group Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen Protections for Pregnant Workers

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Washington, D.C. — Today, a bipartisan group of representatives announced the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – which establishes a pregnant worker’s clear-cut right to reasonable workplace accommodations, provided they do not impose an undue burden on their employer. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was reintroduced by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY),...

Chairman Nadler Praises Unanimous House Passage of 5 Judiciary Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed 5 bills favorably reported by the Judiciary Committee: "The bipartisan legislation passed today brings us one step closer to creating a more just criminal justice system, combatting notario fraud committed against our immigrant comm...

Congressman Nadler Delivers Floor Statement In Support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement on the House floor in support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would guarantee workplace protections to pregnant workers and provide relief to pregnant workers to whom said protections are not provided: "Pregnancy is not a disability, but sometimes pregnant workers need an easy fix such as a...

Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Dear Friends, For as long as women have been in the workforce, they have been forced to decide between the health of their pregnancy and staying on the job. Pregnant workers are often asked to take on workplace responsibilities that place their safety and the safety of their pregnancy in danger—lifting heavy loads, working extended hours, being exposed to toxic chemicals and substances—and lack th...

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 7718, the Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 7718, the Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act: "Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population in the United States. But, as originally developed, our carceral system was g...

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