Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

May 5, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for the Senate to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

As we all continue reckoning with the implications of the Supreme Court’s horrible decision, the one that seems to be coming down the pike, the Senate must also support the needs of pregnant women facing discrimination in the workplace.

Recently the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions reported bipartisan legislation that would prevent employers from forcing pregnant workers out of the job or deny them reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

In the House, a similar bill also passed with strong bipartisan support, and the Senate should do the same.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and happy Mother’s Day to my mom of 93.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I call on my colleagues to finalize strong, bipartisan legislation that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of working pregnant women. 

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