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The USBC e-Newsletter, Staying Abreast, is published in a weekly news brief format, called the Weekly Wire (WW). Past issues are archived below.

Please note: Inclusion of an item in this e-newsletter does NOT imply endorsement or support of such item by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, unless specifically noted.

The WW goes on hiatus several times a year: the weeks of the Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's holidays, the weeks before the Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays, and the weeks of the USBC membership meetings.

Weekly Wire: November 19, 2020

Weekly Wire: November 19, 2020

USBC Updates
Analysis of Fiscal Year 2021 Senate Appropriations Bills
The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee published an analysis titled "Senate Appropriations Committee Advances FY2021 Appropriations Bills." Last week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released all twelve of the Fiscal Year 2021

Weekly Wire: November 13, 2020

Weekly Wire: November 13, 2020

National News
Senate Appropriations Bills Introduced, summarized from Congress
The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all twelve of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) funding measures and the FY21 subcommittee allocations. The House and Senate are expected to engage in negotiations before the expi

Weekly Wire: November 6, 2020

Weekly Wire: November 6, 2020

USBC Updates
Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act Signed Into Law
The Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act has been signed into law! The new law requires small hub airports to maintain a clean, private, non-bathroom lactation space and a baby changing table in at least one me