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Top Democrats Fighting to Save Paid Leave Proposal, Schumer Says

Dec. 9, 2021, 8:47 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he’s fighting “tooth and nail” for a paid family and medical leave program to remain in Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion tax and social spending package.

The paid leave proposal, estimated to cost $205 billion over 10 years, would create four weeks of paid time off for nearly all U.S. workers to care for a newborn child, or their own or a family member’s serious medical problem. The House passed the measure last month as part of the package known as the Build Back Better Act.

Its fate in the Senate ...