Cicilline's bill requiring baby-changing stations in federal buildings passes U.S. House

Providence Journal
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline's bill to require baby-changing stations in male and female restrooms of federal buildings across the country passed the U.S. House on Wednesday.

The bill he sponsored, known as the BABIES (Bathrooms Accessible for Babies in Every Situation) Act, requires every federal building accessible to the public to be equipped with at least one safe, sanitary baby-changing station on each floor within two years of becoming law.

The bill, cosponsored by 27 Democrats and one Republican, now goes to the Senate.

DNC Twitter

  • 7 hours 17 min ago Call me crazy, but I don't think it's "special" to ask working people to give up their health care so you can cut t… https://t.co/hgj50IJzFy
  • 10 hours 13 min ago If this bill comes to the House, I KNOW Democrats will vigorously oppose it and ensure Republicans are held ACCOUNTABLE for their actions.
  • 10 hours 23 min ago Millions of Americans SHOULD NOT have to give up their health care coverage just so the WEALTHIEST Americans can get a $600 BILLION tax cut.
  • 10 hours 28 min ago And it will allow insurance companies to once again charge individuals more for having a pre-existing condition.
  • 10 hours 32 min ago It will defund Planned Parenthood for a full year.
  • 10 hours 37 min ago It will cut Medicaid, which provides coverage for most Rhode Islanders in nursing homes, even more deeply than the House Republican bill.

Join the team