Tell Your Representative: We Need the PUMP Act

The bipartisan Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110) is going to the House floor for a vote soon!

Tell your Representative to VOTE YES for the PUMP Act.

In 2010, Congress passed the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act which said that nursing mothers deserve some reasonable break time and a private space to pump milk.  But the law inexplicably left out almost 9 million women; nearly one in four women aren't covered by its protections.

The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act would fix this problem and strengthen the current law by:

  • Closing the coverage gap. The bill would protect millions of employees who were excluded from the Break Time law by extending the law's protections to categories of employees currently exempted from protections, such as teachers.
  • Providing employers clarity on when pumping time must be paid and when it may be unpaid. The bill leaves in place existing law protecting many salaried workers from having their pay docked and clarifies that any time spent pumping while the employee is also working must be counted as hours worked.
  • Providing remedies for nursing mothers. The bill would ensure that nursing mothers have access to remedies that are available for other violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Extending protections. The bill extends protections to two years after the child's birth as well as protecting lactating workers in the event of stillbirth, adoption, or surrogacy.

The PUMP Act has already been approved, with a strong bipartisan vote, by the Senate Committee. We need a great vote in the House to keep the momentum going. We can get this bill to President Biden’s desk!

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Dear Representative,