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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Safe and Effective Breast Pumps Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding by new mothers; to provide for a performance standard for breast pumps; and to provide tax incentives to encourage breastfeeding.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/11/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
06/12/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/11/2009Referred to House Education and Labor
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/2009Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/2009Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1377)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (32)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means06/11/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/11/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection06/12/2009 Referred to
House Education and Labor06/11/2009 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (06/11/2009)

Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include lactation (i.e., breastfeeding or the expressing of milk from the breast) as protected conduct under such Act.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers a business-related tax credit for 50% of their qualified breastfeeding promotion and support expenditures, up to $10,000 for any taxable year. Defines "qualified breastfeeding promotion and support expenditures" as business expenses incurred for breast pumps and other equipment specially designed to assist mothers who are breastfeeding their children and for consultation services relating to breastfeeding. Expands the tax deduction for medical expenses to include expenses for breastfeeding equipment and consultation services.

Safe and Effective Breast Pumps Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) effect a performance standard for breast pumps without regard to their classification under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and (2) issue a compliance policy guide to provide women with information about breast pumps.

Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide their breastfeeding employees with break time and private areas to express breast milk for their nursing children.