Sunday - September 20, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 44 items )  

Dingell, Tlaib, McCollum, EPA Workers, AFGE Union Discuss Closure of Grosse Ile Station, Attacks on Employees' Rights, Agency Mission
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) - Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment - met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) affected by the recent closure of the Large Lakes Research Station office on Grosse Ile. The lawmakers and union members discussed the ad  more

House Committee Passes Moolenaar Bill to Support Research and Innovation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed legislation introduced by Congressman John Moolenaar and Congressman Dan Lipinski to improve research and innovation in chemistry. The legislation is titled the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 and it aims to coordinate federal activities in sustainable chemistry while encouraging industry, academia, nonprofits,   more

McBath-Dingell Legislation to Improve Seniors' Access to Hearing Aids Under Medicare Passes House Committee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation by Congresswomen Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to make hearing devices more accessible for Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 provides coverage for hearing aids and services for seniors under Part B of the Medicare program. Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids, which have an average price of   more

Peters Raises National Security Concerns After Reported Misuse of White House Classified Systems for Presidential Conversations With Foreign Leaders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is raising concerns following multiple reports that the White House has misused high level national security computer systems in an effort to conceal the details of the President's conversations with foreign leaders. Peters, who is a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Se  more

Peters, Colleagues Welcome House Passage of Outsourcing Accountability Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Would Require Publicly Traded Companies to Disclose Number of Employees by Country * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Sherrod Brown (OH) and Jack Reed (RI) today welcomed House of Representatives passage of a companion to their Outsourcing Accountability Act. The legislation, which they reintroduced earlier this year, would identify businesses t  more

Peters, Graham, Cornyn Announce Reintroduction of Bipartisan National Criminal Justice Commission Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today announced the reintroduction of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, bipartisan legislation that would task a National Criminal Justice Commission to assess the entire system and propose reforms to address the most pressing issues facing the nation's criminal justice system. "Our criminal justice system is built on  more

Peters, Stabenow Call on Secretary DeVos to Undo Rule That Guts Protections for Defrauded Students
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - New rule eliminates more than $11 billion in relief for defrauded students, rolls back crucial * * * U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) last week called on the Trump Administration to undo a newly-proposed rule that guts protections for defrauded students seeking debt relief. In a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Peters and Stabenow urged Secretary DeVo  more

Peters, Wyden, Brown Question White House Decision to Host G-7 Summit at Trump Doral Resort in Miami
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are raising the alarm over the Administration's decision to host the 2020 G-7 Summit at the President's Trump National Doral Miami property. The Senators are pressing for answers on how Doral was selected to host the summit, and whether this decision is a misuse of the President's public office to steer money from American taxpayers   more

Rep. Bergman Issues Statement Opposing Resolution
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following statement opposing a resolution (H.J.Res.77): "It's reckless to force every Member of Congress to vote on something as significant as H.J. Res. 77 prior to even receiving a classified briefing from the Secretary of Defense or Chair of the Joint Chiefs. "While this is par for the course in D.C. politics, it's unacceptable for elected leaders. That's why I opposed H.J. Res. 77. "Each vote we take, especially in relation  more

Rep. Bergman Original Cosponsor of Legislation to Impose Sanctions Against Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) joined House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) in introducing legislation that seeks to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara's military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. The text of the legislation can be found here (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__house.us11.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D301a28  more

Rep. Bergman: House Committee to Vote on Three Bergman Veterans Bills
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Jack , R-Michigan, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, October 16th, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a Full Committee markup to consider three bills led by Congressman Jack Bergman: H.R. 561--Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019; H.R. 4162--GI Bill Planning Act of 2019; and H.R. 4477--Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act. H.R. 561--Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019 Re  more

Rep. Dingell Backed Transformative Prescription Drugs Bill Clears Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation would drastically change and transform the price rate pharmaceutical companies can provide for prescription medication. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that drug negotiations alone from this transformative legislation will save taxpayers $345 billion in Medica  more

Rep. Dingell Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of Rouge River Fires
DEARBORN, Michigan, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Rouge River fires: "50 years ago the Rouge River caught fire, catching the attention of our country. Filled with oil and other pollutants, the Rouge River became a symbol of over pollution and weak environmental protection. But this fire was a turning point, forcing our leaders to roll up their sleeves and worked hard to pass the Clean Water Act and other environmental le  more

Rep. Dingell Issues Statement on Passage of Resolution Opposing U.S. Efforts in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following statement after House passage of the resolution (H.J.Res 77) opposing the decision to end U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in northeast Syria: "Once again, President Trump's lack of a clear strategy in the Middle East is harming American interests abroad. This rash decision is causing pain and suffering, and puts into question our commitments to our long-standing allies.  more

Rep. Dingell Recognize Arab American Civil Rights League
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 11, recognizing the Arab American Civil Rights League: I rise today to recognize the Arab American Civil Rights League. Their meaningful work throughout Michigan is worthy of commendation. Founded in 2011, the Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights and liberties of the Arab-American community.  more

Rep. Dingell Sends Letter to Secretary of State Urging U.S. Assistance to Combat Fires in Lebanon
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mike Green urging full assistance from the US government to combat the devastating wildfires in Lebanon. "The fires have caused irreparable damage to Lebanon's nature as well as its residents, including American citizens who reside in Leb  more

Rep. Dingell: On House Floor, Dingell Stands in Solidary With UAW
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) gave a speech on the House floor in support of the United Auto Workers on strike for an increase in wages, benefits, job security, and access to healthcare. Video of her floor speech is available here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhsugadu5ovo0i4/191018_Dingell_UAW%20Floor%20Speech.mp4?dl=0). Dingell's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: "Mr. Speaker:  more

Rep. Dingell: Recovering America's Wildlife Act Has Legislative Hearing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a legislative hearing on Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)'s Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA). RAWA has broad support of conservation and sportsmen's leaders. This bipartisan legislation would help promote and enhance our nation's conservation efforts, and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife th  more

Rep. Huizenga Issues Statement on $6.6 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $6.6 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project will be launched to clean up the Ryerson Creek: The Ryerson Creek Outfall is a 12 acre site located on the shores of Muskegon Lake that is contaminated with petroleum, metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is prov  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "Our nation has lost a true warrior. In all of his work, Elijah Cummings used his voice to defend our democracy and champion justice for others. Elijah could roar like a lion, bringing moral clarity and a voice of reason to today's political discourse. "For the people of my hometown of Flint  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on House Resolution Opposing President Trump's Abandonment of U.S. Allies in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, chief deputy whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution opposing the President Trump's decision to abandon U.S. Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria by a 354-60 vote: "The President's abandonment of our Kurdish partners in Syria sends a chilling message to every other American ally across the globe. How is America supposed to be trusted as a leader when our commander-in-chief is w  more

Rep. Kildee Issues Statement on United Auto Workers, General Motors Tentative Agreement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, chief deputy whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after General Motors and United Auto Workers announced that they have reached a tentative agreement: "A proposed tentative agreement between General Motors and the UAW is a positive step forward. "I respect the hardworking men and women of the United Auto Workers, who will make the final decision on whether or not to ratify their contract. "Workers deserve a   more

Rep. Kildee: Defense Department Inspector General to Review Use of PFAS Chemicals at Military Sites
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - Congressional PFAS Task Force, in Bipartisan Letter, Previously Urged Defense Department Inspector General to Examine PFAS Chemical Contamination * * * In response to efforts by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-04), the U.S. Department of Defense's Inspector General has indicated they will review DOD's use of   more

Rep. Lawrence Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "My heart is very heavy today and this is such a solemn time. The news of losing our Chairman Elijah Cummings is absolutely devastating. This is a deep loss for our country. "I served with him in the majority and the minority. He never wavered in his professionalism nor his commitment to getting to the truth. He was an expert at providing oversight of the go  more

Rep. Lawrence Issues Statement on Detroit Facial Recognition Software
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 14 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, issued the following statement on Detroit's facial recognition software: "I understand there is a need to ensure that our communities and neighborhoods are safe. However, we must not act hastily and take the proper precautions to prevent any violations of the rights of our citizens. "Currently, there are no federal regulations that actively govern the use of the facial recognition software. On the heels of my visit to the Real Tim  more

Rep. Levin Gives Powerful Remarks During Drug Pricing Bill Markup
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Rep. Levin told the story of the prohibitively high cost of his son's vital treatment for Crohn's disease, which was only available because of his access to good insurance. In the House Education and Labor Committee markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act today, vice chair Rep. Andy Levin made a powerful appeal to support the bill so that people like his son could receive the essential treatments they need to  more

Rep. Levin, Committee Democrats, Unveil Legislation to Lower the Cost of College
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: * * * - The College Affordability Act will tackle the rising cost of college tuition by restoring state and federal investments in public colleges and universities. * * * Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the Education and Labor Committee, today joined Chairman Bobby Scott and other committee Democrats to introduce the College Affordability Act, a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system t  more

Rep. Sanchez Issues Remarks on Legislation to Rename Post Office in Honor of Vietnam Veteran Ramos
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, D-California, issued the following remarks: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) to rename a post office in Whittier, California after Vietnam Veteran Jose Ramos. Before he passed away, Rep. Sanchez worked with Mr. Ramos as they advocated for a national 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.' Her remarks before the House are below. "Mister Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3144, a bill t  more

Rep. Stevens Advances Ambitious Proposal to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) voted in the Education & Labor Committee to advance the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3, an ambitious proposal to cut the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans. "The exorbitant cost of prescription drugs is forcing countless families in my district to make the impossible choice between taking care of their health and putting food on the table," said Rep. Stevens  more

Rep. Upton Introduces Pipeline Safety Act of 2019 to Better Protect Nation's Pipeline Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today introduced H.R. 4700, the Pipeline Safety Act of 2019, to reauthorize the nation's pipeline safety program for two years and provide the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the states with additional resources and new authorities to accelerate the hiring of pipeline inspectors. The legislation aims to better protect the nation's 2.7 milli  more

Rep. Upton Issues Statement on Death of Rep. Cummings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, issued the following statement on the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland: "I'm saddened to wake to the news that a true leader and a giant of the House has passed. Elijah Cummings was fiercely protective and proud of his beloved Baltimore and served our nation with pride. "He was a role model, mentor, and friend to members on both sides of the aisle whose presence in Congress will be missed. "Rep. Cummings represented my wife's family  more

Reps. Dingell, Schakowsky, Sarbanes Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, John Sarbanes, D-Maryland, on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices for patients who need them to survive. "With   more

Reps. Sarbanes, Dingell, Schakowsky Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, and Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, in advance of the committee's markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices fo  more

Reps. Schakowsky, Sarbanes, Dingell Issue Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chair of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, issued the following joint statement with Reps. John P. Sarbanes, D-Maryland, and Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, in advance of the committee's markup of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3): "Today, we are announcing our endorsement of H.R. 3, a pillar of the Democratic Caucus' For the People agenda and a bill that will significantly lower drug prices fo  more

Sen. Peters Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Michigan Gov. Milliken
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following statement following the death of ex-Michigan Gov. Bill Milliken: "Governor Milliken's proud record of bipartisan problem-solving, exemplary public service and love for the Great Lakes defined a Michigan era, and his legacy will continue to inspire Michiganders for generations to come. "Like so many, I sought his counsel and I was always grateful for his advice and support. "Colleen and I send our deepest sympathies to   more

Sen. Peters Raises National Security Concerns After Reported Misuse of White House Classified Systems for Presidential Conversations With Foreign Leaders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is raising concerns following multiple reports that the White House has misused high level national security computer systems in an effort to conceal the details of the President's conversations with foreign leaders  more

Sen. Stabenow Issues Statement at Hearing on 2018 Farm Bill Implementation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "Implementing the 2018 Farm Bill": "It's been 10 months since Congress passed the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill with the support of 87 Senators. Now, farmers, families, and rural communities across the country are seeing the Farm Bill take shape in their daily lives. This is true in my home state  more

Sens. Peters, Wyden & Brown Question White House Decision to Host G-7 Summit at Trump Doral Resort in Miami
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are raising the alarm over the Administration's decision to host the 2020 G-7 Summit at the President's Trump National Doral Miami property. The Senators are pressing for answers on how Doral was selected to host the summit, and whether this  more

Slotkin Introduces Bill to Provide Vision Coverage in Medicare, Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs for Seniors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Medicare Vision Act (HR 4665), a bill that will expand Medicare Part B coverage to include routine vision benefits. Right now, Medicare only covers surgery and screenings for people who are at a high risk of getting cataracts and glaucoma, but it but does not cover routine eye e  more

Stabenow, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families With Alzheimer's
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and a bipartisan group of Senators urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently availabl  more

Stabenow, Peters Call on Secretary DeVos to Undo Rule That Guts Protections for Defrauded Students
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week called on the Trump Administration to undo a newly-proposed rule that guts protections for defrauded students seeking debt relief. In a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senators Stabenow and Peters urged Secretary DeVos to abandon the proposed rule and resolve the backlog of current "borrower defense" claims. Bo  more

Stevens, Hayes, Sewell, Kuster Introduce Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Last week, Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11) joined Representatives Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to introduce the Maximizing Drug Coverage for Low-Income Seniors Act (H.R. 4669). This bill seeks to improve the Medicare enrollment process and lower out-of-pocket costs by ensuring that beneficiaries are enrolled in a Part D plan that best meets their needs. By estab  more

Three Rep. Bergman Bills Approved by Committee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Jack Bergman advanced three of his bills through the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs during a Full Committee Markup. Each piece of legislation was approved unanimously by the bipartisan body. "Working in a bipartisan manner, we passed three of my bills through the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs yesterday. These policies will help us ensure we keep our nation's promises to   more

Walberg, Wagner Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections for Pregnant Women
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-07) and Ann Wagner (MO-02) today introduced H.R. 4738, the Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act, to strengthen protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The legislation modernizes the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 by clarifying that a pregnant worker shall receive a workplace accommodation similar to a non-pregnant worker, who is similar in their tem  more