Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3rd District (which includes Middlefield and parts of Durham) introduced the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER) Act.
The bill, according to DeLauro, "will help to relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy by allowing diapers to be provided as a direct service, instead of as an administrative cost."
As Susan Campbell of the Hartford Courant reports, public assistance programs do not currently allow the purchase of diapers.
Gov. Malloy has declared Thursday, Oct. 27 Diaper Awareness Day in Connecticut.
Editor's Note: The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER) Act does not require an increase in appropriations.