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Reichert Honored “Best of Congress” for Commitment to Working Families

Recognized for second time by Working Mother Media, Corporate Voices for Working Families

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Washington, September 22, 2010 | Amanda Halligan ((206) 275-3438) | comments
Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today has been honored for the second time by Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families with the Best of Congress award for improving the American quality of life through family-friendly work policies. The recognition, which Reichert also received in 2008, spotlights his congressional excellence and leadership in improving the quality of life for working families across the country, and for supporting family-friendly policies for working-parent staff in his own office. A profile of Reichert is featured online in Working Mother magazine here.

“I’m pleased and honored to accept this recognition,” Reichert said. “Each and every day across our country, working parents make remarkable contributions to our economy and our communities – all while balancing responsibilities at work and at home. I’ll continue doing all I can to make sure that they have the resources and support necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.”

"We are honored to recognize Dave Reichert as being one of the Best of Congress Award recipients,” said Tiffany Westover-Kernan, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations for Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF).“Representative Reichert understands America’s workforce is changing and more families are juggling the demands of work and home.  His legislative efforts to provide families with the freedom to make choices that work best for them as well as meet the needs of our 21st century workforce are commendable.  His personal commitment to helping his staff balance their work and life commitments is also to be applauded."

Applications were reviewed by a bipartisan steering committee co-chaired by Ted Childs, Founder and Principal of Ted Childs, LLC and Jane Swift, Founder and Principal of WNP Consulting, LLC and former Governor of Massachusetts.  Also on the steering committee were Deborah Pryce, attorney at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice and former congresswoman from Ohio, and Pat Schroeder, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former congresswoman from Colorado.

Reichert and his fellow honorees were presented today with their awards at a recognition breakfast in Washington at Charlie Palmer Steak.  Awards were presented by leading business representatives who support this important initiative.

BACKGROUND
Reichert was also honored in 2008 by Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families with the inaugural Best of Congress award for improving the American quality of life through family-friendly work policies. The organization profiled Reichert in its August/September 2008 issue of Working Mother magazine and online.

About Corporate Voices for Working Families
(CVWF)
CVWF
is the leading national business membership organization representing the private sector on public policy issues involving working families.  They aim to improve the lives of working families and the competitiveness of American businesses. Learn more here and here. Contact: Rob Jewell (rjewell@cvworkingfamilies.org; 330.631.9298)

About Working Mother Media
Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.  Its 22-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media, which was founded in 2001. WMM includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Diversity Best Practices, the WorkLife Congress, the Multicultural Women's Conference and Town Halls.  Working Mother Media's mission is to champion culture change. For more information, please visit this link. Contact: Jackie Cook, The Rosen Group (Jackie@rosengroup.com; 212.255.8455)

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