Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces Paid Family Leave Legislation
Washington, February 13, 2019
Tags: Jobs & Economy
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined with nearly 200 of her colleagues in the House and Senate to introduce the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. This legislation would create a national program to help meet the needs of mothers and fathers and people with serious personal or family health issues through a shared fund that makes paid leave affordable for employers of all sizes and for workers and their families.
“One of the main reasons I ran for office was to make life better for women and hardworking families just like the one I grew up in. Ushering in a new, national paid family leave policy for the United States is one of the most significant steps Congress can take to do just that. No person should have to decide between putting food on the table or being able to care for a sick loved one. This legislation would empower women, strengthen families, support businesses, and grow the U.S. economy. I am proud to be a cosponsor, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to get this bill through Congress and onto the President’s desk,” said Rep. Trahan.
The FAMILY Act would: