February 7, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 26 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
INTRODUCTION OF TSA CHILD CARE ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 26
(Extensions of Remarks - February 07, 2020)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E151] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] INTRODUCTION OF TSA CHILD CARE ACT ______ HON. J. LUIS CORREA of california in the house of representatives Friday, February 7, 2020 Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, over 44,000 Transportation Security Officers serve as our first line of defense at airports across the country. Due to the nature of their job, these hardworking men and women, many of whom are parents, work abnormal hours, yet are not provided with the benefits, such as childcare, that many other federal employees receive. We need to ensure that Transportation Security Officers' children are taken care of when their parents are working, especially during split shifts. Moreover, we need to provide our Transportation Security Officers that are expecting adequate breaks and provide designated lactation facilities for mothers. For that reason, I am introducing the TSA Child CARE Act. This bipartisan, pragmatic legislation requires the Transportation Security Administration to assess childcare options and barriers to such services for TSA personnel who are parents or guardians of children. The bill requires TSA to report back to Congress on how it will respond to any findings, including a timeline for implementation for any recommendations. We must ensure that we have policies and procedures set in place to ensure that our hard-working. ____________________