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House Oversight Committee Members Spar Over Paid Family Leave

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:10 PM

Members of the House Oversight Committee are the latest to debate the details of a national paid family leave plan in response to growing momentum in states and businesses across the U.S.

Lawmakers came together Dec. 10 for a hearing to examine the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave, but Republicans and Democrats found little common ground on solutions that would best meet the needs of workers and businesses.

The hearing comes on the heels of a tentative agreement between parties on defense funding that includes paid parental leave for federal workers. In crafting a plan for the ...