It's a tough job being a working mother: you have two full-time jobs and you must do them both well. Those jobs can become even tougher when employers discriminate against new mothers who want to breast-feed or express milk at the office. Breast-feeding has long been touted as healthy for babies, and now a new study published in the January issue of Pediatrics concludes that breast-fed babies are smarter. But the more than 50 percent of all new mothers who work all too often find their civil rights trampled upon when they try to breast-feed at work.
Washington, DC -- December 17, 1997. After weathering strong bipartisan criticism at a hearing in front of the House Subcommittee on Government Management Information and Technology on November 12, the Treasury Department announced drastic management changes to its Financial Management Service (FMS).
"There is a new sex scandal brewing in the nation's armed services. But it has nothing to do with command and subordination. It has to do with the further isolation of, and discrimination against, women.
Lori Berenson has been held prisoner in a Peruvian jail for more than two years. She was sentenced to life in prison by a secret Peruvian military tribunal, on January 11, 1996. Such proceedings are widely regarded as violations of international law.
Washington, DC -- November 12, 1997. Delinquent fines, student loans, royalties, and other debts to the U.S. government have rolled into a 50 billion dollar tab- and debtors are doing little about it. The numbers are the topic of hearings being held today in the Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released a report today, in conjunction with the hearings, which shows the break-down of the debt, and the degree to which the agencies are breaking the law.
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Maloney applauded the United States Government, New York State, New York City and local community groups for their combined effort to eliminate Brooklyn's Asian Longhorn Beetle infestation, remove dead or damaged trees and replant new trees in an unprecedented effort to restore the communities' greenery.