Senators Cassidy and Sinema Release Bipartisan Paid Leave Proposal

Press Release – July 30, 2019 WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today released the Cassidy-Sinema plan, Congress’ first bipartisan paid leave proposal for American families. The solution gives new parents the option to bring forward their recently increased Child Tax Credit (CTC) to receive a $5,000 benefit, giving them flexibility…

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NARFE: House Approves Paid Family Leave for Feds

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, in a 220-197 vote, containing a long-overdue benefit for federal employees – paid family leave. NARFE National President Ken Thomas previously sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging it to support the provision, which is identical to a…

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Happy 25th Birthday, FMLA! 25 Years Later – Where Are We Now?

By Taylor E. Whitten – February 12, 2018 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law guaranteeing certain employees up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work a year to care for children or ill family members,…

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Ivanka Trump Replies to WSJ on Paid Family Leave

By Ivanka Trump – July 4, 2017 In a rejoinder to your May 26 editorial “The Ivanka Entitlement” on President Trump’s family-leave proposal, Stephen Schwarzman lays out the robust business case for paid-leave policy (Letters, June 19). The Journal then uses Mr. Schwarzman’s response as a platform to make a policy distinction, to recognize the…

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Dems recruit Ivanka Trump on family leave

By Mike Lillis – February 13, 2017 House Democrats see a powerful ally in their push to expand paid family leave: Ivanka Trump. President Trump’s elder daughter has been an outspoken advocate for expanding maternity benefits in the workplace, using her platform at the Republican National Convention last summer to promote the issue. That advocacy…

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New sick leave plan may spotlight fed benefits

By Mike Causey – January 21, 2015 President Barack Obama’s proposal to give all American workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year is mind-boggling — and welcome — to many people. Also … It could launch a public debate over pay-pension-leave and health insurance perks offered by the government to its…

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Obama gives federal employees paid family leave (updated with White House Press Release)

Federal employees with a new child will now be able to take up to six weeks of paid leave, according to a presidential memo released Jan. 15. President Obama will also call on Congress to give federal employees an additional six weeks of paid parental leave — raising the total time off for new parents…

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