Under current law, federal Airport Improvement Grants may be made to large and medium hub airports only if they have a lactation room and baby-changing tables in the men’s and women’s restrooms. The bill would increase the number of changing tables required and extend this grant requirement to small airport hubs. Large and medium hubs would have until 2021 to meet the proposed requirements while small hubs would have until 2023.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 2638 would not affect the federal budget because the bill would not change the level of funds authorized to be appropriated for airport development grants.
On August 2, 2019, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 3362, the Small Airport Mothers’ Rooms Act of 2019, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 26, 2019. The bills are similar and CBO’s estimates of their budgetary effects are the same.