House agrees to allow purchase for offices
The House Administration Committee agreed to allow members of the U.S. House to purchase feminine hygiene products, including tampons, for their offices with official funds after a challenge by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, whose district includes the Highlands. The committee also will have the House Office Supply Store stock the products.
Before the Democratic Party took control of the House, Maloney’s request that feminine hygiene products be included among the supplies that could be purchased with official funds had been denied. But after he made the request again, it was approved within a day. Last year, Maloney was told to write a personal check to reimburse the House after he submitted an expense report for tampons for the restrooms used by his staff and visitors.