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New Paid Family, Medical Leave Program Approved by House Panel

Sept. 9, 2021, 8:08 PM

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approves as many as 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave in a 24-19 vote.

  • The program would be implemented in July 2023, expanding on current federal unpaid leave options available for workers
  • The U.S. Treasury Department would be tasked with reimbursing workers for unpaid leave on a sliding scale based on their earnings
  • Republicans called the new entitlement program “socialist” and protested the cost they say is $500 billion
  • Related: Proposed Paid Leave Entitlement Called Too Onerous for Treasury

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