LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Representatives Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral paid leave legislation. The bill, the Strong Families Act, would encourage employers to offer Americans up to 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave.
“Updating our country’s family leave policies will not only help strengthen families, but will also strengthen our economy,” said Senator King. “By encouraging family-friendly policies at work, this bipartisan legislation will provide working parents and caregivers in Maine and across the country with more flexibility to take care of their children and aging parents while also pursuing their careers. The Strong Families Act will support this 21st century work environment and make our communities and our economy more resilient.”
“Today we are introducing a new version of paid leave legislation I’ve worked on for years, and I’m proud say we are doing it with bipartisan and bicameral support,” said Senator Fischer. “For too many families, balancing responsibilities at home and in the workplace is a source of stress. I believe this legislation will positively impact people’s lives and help make paid leave available to more Americans.”
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