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December 22, 2022
Statement The country’s moms and families won a major, meaningful, long overdue victory today when the U.S. Senate included the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the FY23 budget bill. When lawmakers enact these two essential measures, breastfeeding moms will no longer be forced to pump breastmilk in bathrooms, cars, closets and cafeterias; and fewer pregnant workers will be forced out of their jobs because employers deny them reasonable accommodations like carrying water bottles and taking more bathroom breaks.
December 20, 2022
Statement “The FY23 budget Congress will vote on this week contains welcome new investments in maternal and child health and child nutrition – but in many other ways, this budget fails moms and families. It will perpetuate hardship and poverty, harming families and damaging our economy for years to come. Moms expected and deserve better.
December 13, 2022
Statement “Our nation is more fair and will be more successful now that the Respect for Marriage Act is law. This badly needed law reaffirms the freedom to marry the person you love. It protects the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples, repeals the discriminatory, deceptively named Defense of Marriage Act, and makes federal benefits available to married couples no matter which state they live in.
December 12, 2022
Media advisory **MEDIA ADVISORY** Tuesday, December 13, 8:30 am ET Excuse Our Fowl Language, But What the Duck?  MomsRising Members with Rubber Duckies to Greet Members of Congress Tuesday Morning, Urging Them to Make a Big Splash for Moms During the Lame-Duck Session    
December 9, 2022
Statement “The U.S. Senate failure on Thursday to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by unanimous consent is a painful disappointment, but a temporary one. This must not stand. This bill, which has overwhelming bipartisan support among lawmakers and voters, can still – and must – become law this year.
December 9, 2022
News release For America’s moms, extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit means being able to put nutritious food on the table, buy clothing and school supplies for their kids, pay for medications and therapies, and even save a little for a rainy day, a child’s college, or their own retirement. When the U.S. Senate let the expanded Child Tax Credit expire last year, it meant pain, hardship, and debt for millions of families. That’s why MomsRising is pressing hard for Congress to restore the expanded Child Tax Credit before the end of the year.
December 8, 2022
Statement “Day after day and year after year, Latina women are shortchanged on their paychecks because of one of the widest, most punitive wage gaps in the country, which persists across occupations and levels of education. This appalling wage discrimination is especially damaging for Latina moms, who are paid just 47 cents on the dollar paid to white dads. Overall, Latina women are paid just 54 cents compared to a dollar paid to white men. That’s deeply unjust and unjustifiable, and Latina families and communities cannot wait any longer for solutions. 
December 7, 2022
Media advisory U.S. Senators, House Representatives, national advocates, and impacted families to demand Congress pass the expanded, monthly Child Tax Credit together with the R&D Tax Credit before year-end
November 30, 2022
Statement “Twenty-three months. That’s how long Native American women must work, on average, to be paid what white men are paid in one year – because in the United States today, Native women are paid just 51 cents for every dollar paid to white men. That’s appalling and driven by structural racism and sexism that are absolutely unacceptable. 
November 29, 2022
Statement “U.S. Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, now on track to be signed into law very soon, will make our country more fair, stable, and successful. This popular, bipartisan legislation will maintain the status quo by protecting the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples. It will repeal the discriminatory, misnamed Defense of Marriage Act, and ensure that federal benefits are available to married couples no matter which state they live in.