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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 8, 2019

Weekly Wire: November 8, 2019

USBC Updates
Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act Action Opportunity
The Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act (S. 2638)/Small Airport Mothers’ Rooms Act of 2019 (H.R. 3362) have been introduced in both houses of Congress. There is a possibility of a federal hearing for these bills

Weekly Wire: October 31, 2019

Weekly Wire: October 31, 2019

USBC Updates
USBC is on Capitol Hill!
USBC's Executive Director, Nikia Sankofa, and Deputy Director, Amelia Psmythe, are on Capitol Hill this week! They are meeting with legislators on both sides of the aisle to urge action in support of two critical priorities: federal funding for breastfeeding and

Weekly Wire: October 24, 2019

Weekly Wire: October 24, 2019

USBC Updates
Become a Monthly Donor and Receive the Limited Edition SUPPORT Sticker!
We've had a big year with advocacy here at the USBC, and we could not do it without our network of advocates like you! To show our thanks, we're sending all of our monthly donors one of our new, limited-edition SUP