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
Proposed Paid Leave Entitlement Called Too Onerous for Treasury
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