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]
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                          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.