Rep. Brittany Pettersen Joins Congressional Dads Caucus

Pettersen is the 35th member to join this caucus fighting for policies that uplift working families

Washington, D.C. — Today U.S. Rep. Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) joined the Congressional Dads Caucus—a group of 35 parents in Congress, led by U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), who fight for family-friendly policies like affordable child care, paid family leave and the enhanced Child Tax Credit. 

“I’m in Congress to fight for my son, Davis, and kids across the country who deserve a brighter future. For too long, mothers have shouldered the main responsibility of raising children and, similarly, women legislators across the country have been the main champions of equitable family policy. I’m proud to join this caucus and come together with other moms and dads in Congress to give every kid a shot at the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Pettersen.

“I’m proud to welcome another incredible mom and advocate for families to our Dads Caucus. When Rep. Pettersen gave birth to her son while she was in the Colorado State Senate—only the second lawmaker in the state’s history to have a baby during a legislative session—she shined a spotlight on the barriers that exist in a country with no paid family leave. Her advocacy for more family friendly policies both in government and for every working family has been extraordinary. Rep. Pettersen is an excellent addition to our Dads Caucus,” said Congressman Gomez. 

The Congressional Dads Caucus provides a forum for members of Congress to advocate for legislation that supports working families. Caucus members believe in policy solutions that help working families thrive, including paid family and medical leave policies for all, expanding the Child Tax Credit, increasing access to childcare, and supporting other policies that reduce poverty and ease the burden on working parents.

Learn more about the Dads Caucus here and read the Dads Caucus 2023 annual report here.


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