- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
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Committee on Education and LaborIntroducedSeptember 27th, 2018
- house Committees
Lack of menstrual hygiene products causes girls to miss school, affecting their learning and future opportunities. Experiments with providing free pads and tampons have had positive effects on attendance, so states should get grants to make menstrual products available at school.
Even if it’s inexpensive for schools to provide these products, it’s still an additional cost for stretched education budgets. There are other ways to provide free menstrual products to schools, including major corporations donating these products to low-income school districts.