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May 17, 2024
Statement “At this time when skyrocketing food prices have increased hunger and food insecurity, forcing tens of millions of U.S. families to make impossible choices between food and other essentials, it would be mean-spirited and shameful for Congress to cut the SNAP benefits moms and families rely on; and it also would be damaging to our economy. Yet this is exactly what the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, introduced by U.S. House Republican leadership today, would do. Its impact would be devastating.
May 16, 2024
Statement “America’s moms are celebrating passage of the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act in the U.S. House of Representatives last night. Since the U.S. Senate passed this legislation with unanimous consent last September, the House vote is a significant milestone that puts the country on track for meaningful action to improve maternal and infant health. It’s about time.
May 7, 2024
Media advisory WASHINGTON, D.C. – WEDNESDAY, May 8 at 1:45 PM ET, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) will host a Mother’s Day press conference recognizing moms across the country and calling for action on the policies that will help them thrive. This Mother’s Day, moms don’t want just chocolate and flowers—they want care policies that actually deliver quality affordable child care and elder care, they want their reproductive rights protected, and much more.
May 3, 2024
Statement “America’s moms applaud the Biden/Harris administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the rule released today that will improve health care access for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Because of this new rule, 100,000 DACA recipients who are uninsured will soon have access to affordable health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace.
May 2, 2024
Statement “North Carolina moms are disappointed, saddened, frightened, and absolutely outraged that our State Senate passed H.B. 10 this morning. This bill, which would force local sheriffs to collaborate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and, in doing so, support the deportation pipeline, is bad for our families, our communities, our state, and our economy. The harm it would cause is immense.
May 1, 2024
News release The nation’s leading moms group today cheered the Biden/Harris administration for the progress it made and momentum it created in April to advance a care infrastructure, with paid family and medical leave; quality, affordable child, elder and disability care; fair wages and benefits for care workers; and more.
April 24, 2024
Statement “North Carolinians applaud Governor Roy Cooper for proposing significant investments to strengthen child care in his budget proposal for the next fiscal year. It is smart, finger-on-the-pulse budgeting to put resources into stabilizing our state’s child care sector and staving off a potentially catastrophic funding cliff as federal pandemic stabilization funds run out in June.
April 24, 2024
Statement “For nearly 40 years, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) has required most hospitals to give ‘necessary stabilizing treatment’ to people facing emergencies, including those who are pregnant. It is foundational to a civilized, compassionate society and has served our country well. An adverse ruling in this case would change that, allowing or requiring hospitals to turn away people in urgent need of care.
April 18, 2024
News release On Thursday morning outside the U.S. Capitol, toddlers and children presented awards to members of Congress who have championed high-quality, affordable child care, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA), House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (MA), Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR) and Jimmy Gomez (CA). 
April 17, 2024
Statement “The EEOC’s release of the final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act puts the benefits of this historic law within reach.