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The Momentum is Here and Paid Family Leave is Coming

Adrienne Schweer / Blog September 12, 2018

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.

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#21 Is It Time for A National Paid Family Leave Policy?

Economy / Podcast August 31, 2018

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?

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Paid Family Leave: It’s Time for Serious Bipartisan Consideration

Economy / July 18, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

On July 18, BPC’s Task Force on Paid Family Leave began a bipartisan conversation about why we need bipartisanship on paid family leave.

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Brad Jenkins: My ‘Family Leave’ Was a Well-Timed Government Shutdown

Economy / News June 18, 2018

In today’s America, considering yourself a “father first” is not always expected by employers or society at large.

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BPC Launches New Task Force on Paid Family Leave

Education / Press Release May 29, 2018

BPC’s Task Force on Paid Family Leave aims to forge an effective national policy—one that is equal to the difficult realities of our time and designed to ease the burden on working American families.

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Task Force on Paid Family Leave

Education / Page May 16, 2018

Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of paid family leave, whether to care for a new child, one’s own illness, or a sick family member.

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Paid Family Leave Matters for Children’s Success

Linda Smith / Blog March 19, 2018

Paid family leave is an integral part of a high-quality child care and early learning system. But for the majority of Americans, it’s a dream rather than a reality.

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Testimony by Jason Grumet on Congressional Earmarks

Jason Grumet / Research January 18, 2018

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.

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