Summary: H.R.2790 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2790. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/18/2003)

Breastfeeding Promotion Act - Pregnancy Discrimination Act Amendments of 2003 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include lactation (breastfeeding, including expression of milk) as protected conduct under such Act.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow a limited credit to employers for expenses incurred in enabling employed nursing mothers to breastfeed.

Safe and Effective Breast Pumps Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) put into effect a performance standard for breast pumps irrespective of the class to which the breast pumps have been classified under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and (2) issue a compliance policy guide which will assure that women who want to breastfeed a child are given full and complete information respecting breast pumps.

Expands the IRC definition of medical care to include qualified breastfeeding equipment and services.