Pressure’s on Schumer to Keep Paid Leave in Social Spending Plan

Dec. 2, 2021, 3:54 PM

New York officials, businesses, advocacy groups, and celebrities are pressuring Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to ensure a new paid leave entitlement remains part of the nearly $2 trillion social spending and tax package that passed the House.

More than 750 people and organizations signed a letter dated Thursday—accompanied by a full-page ad in the New York Times—urging the senior senator from New York to keep the paid family and medical leave proposal in the Democrats’ legislation (H.R. 5376), which also includes a sweeping mix of climate change, tax, health-care, and education measures.

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