NWLC Reacts to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Being Blocked in the Senate Today

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“We are extremely disappointed that Senator Casey’s request for unanimous consent to vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was blocked today in the U.S. Senate. This commonsense bill, which would ensure that employers provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers who need them, has overwhelming support on Capitol Hill and among voters. However, rather than taking action to ensure that no one has to choose between a job and a healthy pregnancy, a tiny handful of Republican Senators insists on holding the legislation hostage because of their obsession with punishing people who seek abortion care. We will not stop fighting until this bill is given the opportunity it deserves to receive a full vote on the Senate floor. The lives and livelihoods of pregnant workers are at stake. We call on Leader Schumer to file cloture and bring this bill up for a vote immediately.”