Tampons sent to Dem who called for free feminine hygiene products in House
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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) said his office has received 500 tampons as donations after he called on Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree scenarios for how leadership races could play out in the House New Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders House Dem: Party's aging leaders is 'a problem' MORE (R-Wis.) to make feminine hygiene products available for free in all House bathrooms.

Maloney said in a statement that he plans to send an email out to all House offices offering the tampons. 

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“I want to make sure every office on the Hill is welcoming to female staff and visitors — and thanks to the generosity of the American people — they will be,” Maloney said. 

The New York Democrat also invited his colleagues to pick the products up at his office. 

“A handful of Americans from around the country have donated a total of more than 500 feminine hygiene products to our office. We have more than enough, and want to ensure that every office is equipped to welcome female visitors and staff,” Maloney said. 

The news arrives a week after Maloney joined Rep. Grace MengGrace MengDem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16 House passes 'menstrual equality' measure to allow tampon, pad purchases with health spending accounts Allow HSA dollars to be used for over-the-counter drugs MORE (D-N.Y.) in calling on the Speaker to provide the products in all bathrooms operated by the House.

“Feminine hygiene products are a basic and essential need for women,” Meng said in a statement from her office.