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 RyanHead of top hedge fund association to step down Romney knocks Trump over McCain criticism Paul Ryan joins board of Fox Corporation 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. 


“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 MengMuslim man denied green card after being detained, allegedly served pork: report Feminine hygiene products to be available to House lawmakers using congressional funds First DACA recipient to become Rhodes scholar to attend State of the Union 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.