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The USBC e-Newsletter, Staying Abreast, is published in a weekly news brief format, called the Weekly Wednesday Wire (WWW). 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 WWW goes on hiatus four times a year: the weeks of the Independence Day and Christmas & New Year's holidays, and the Wednesday before the USBC membership meetings held in late January and early August. Also, in weeks when Monday is a federal holiday, or when there is a USBC-hosted "live" event on Monday, the issue will be published on Thursday.

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 22, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 22, 2017

Federal News
American Health Care Act Status, from Congress
Last week three House Committees advanced legislation that would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act through the Fiscal Year 2017 budget reconciliation process. The House of Representatives Rules Committee is holding a hearing

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 15, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 15, 2017

Federal News
Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Passes House, from Congress
The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act (HR 1174), introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), has passed the House by voice vote on Tuesday, March 7. The bill would require buildings that are either fed

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 1, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 1, 2017

Federal News
ACA Repeal/Replace Discussion Draft, from Congress
The House Energy & Commerce Committee has circulated a legislative discussion draft of a budget reconciliation bill. Section 101 of the draft eliminates the Prevention and Public Health Fund in 2019 and beyond. Funding for fiscal years