Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Statement on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Sep 17, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

“The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a bipartisan, commonsense bill that protects pregnant workers from losing their jobs due to rising medical needs resulting from pregnancy. As our nation continues to combat this global pandemic, it’s crucial to uphold the safety and well-being of those most susceptible. We can achieve this by ensuring reasonable work accommodations that allow pregnant employees to safely stay at their jobs and continue to earn a livelihood. I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of this legislation, and I commend my colleagues, Congressman John Katko and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, for taking the lead on this issue.”