House Approves Funding for Accommodations for New Moms on Capitol Grounds

What to Know

  • Congress is exempt from the rules and fails to meet standards for lactation stations and changing tables.
  • Leaders are trying to order upgrades but must first get official spending approval from Congress.
  • A GSA spokeswoman said the rules only apply to new or renovated facilities.

The U.S. Capitol complex is another step closer to meeting the government's own standards on accommodations for parents.

The House approved a legislative branch funding bill, which includes a request to add more baby changing stations and maternity parking spots on Capitol grounds.

The complex lacks the number of those facilities required by the government for other federal buildings, the News4 I-Team reported last month.

The bill now goes to the Senate.

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