The challenge of finding paid leave is real, and not just for teachers. Only 15% of Americans have a paid family leave benefit, which is defined as paid time off for maternity, paternity, caring for an ailing or sick family member, or caring for themselves through serious illness or a major injury.
The U.S. is practically the only developed country that does not guaranty access to paid family leave. After 25 years since the Family Medical Leave act was implemented, is it time to take the next step?
On July 18, BPC’s Task Force on Paid Family Leave began a bipartisan conversation about why we need bipartisanship on paid family leave.
In today’s America, considering yourself a “father first” is not always expected by employers or society at large.
BPC President Jason Grumet testified before the House Committee on Rules about the important role congressional earmarks serve in the functioning of the legislative process.