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House Panel Set to Hash Out Paid Family, Medical Leave Details

Sept. 9, 2021, 10:10 AM

The contours of nationwide paid family and medical leave should become clearer as a key U.S. House committee begins marking up its legislative text—with the starting point of a comprehensive program offering 12 weeks of benefits available beginning in July 2023.

Backers of a universal paid leave program were “delighted” to see the latest House Ways & Means proposal released Sept. 7, said Sherry Leiwant, cofounder and co-president of the advocacy group A Better Balance. But she acknowledged congressional Democrats are likely to consider ways to lower the price tag as it competes for space in their broader ...

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