Allred Introduces Bill to Bolster Outreach on Child Care and Leave at Higher Ed Institutions

November 21, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today introduced the Helping Student Parents Succeed Act. The bill requires higher learning institutions to post on their website their policies regarding leaves of absence related to pregnancy or adoption of a child, as well as any policies related to making up missed work, lactation accommodations, the availability of child care, and housing for students with dependents. 

“Student parents, and soon to be parents, are often juggling so much during this period of starting a new family,” said Allred. “This bill will make it easier for students to find information regarding leave policies and child care from their institution of higher learning. I am committed to making entering the workforce and bettering yourself through education simpler for all our students, including new parents.”