Trump Calls for Paid Leave in SOTU Address

By Spotlight Staff

"Democrats credited Trump for including the issue in his speech but continued to express a preference for legislation like the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, introduced in the previous Congress by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). The legislation would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave each year to qualifying workers.

DeLauro and Gillibrand plan to reintroduce the bill next week.

'We need a comprehensive paid family & medical leave standard like the FAMILY Act,' the Center for Law and Social Policy tweeted. 'All workers deserve the right to take paid leave for serious caregiving, medical needs & bonding w/ a new child.'”


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