U.S. Senate Hearing on Paid Family Leave

Senate Hearing on Paid Family Leave          


July 11, 2018, 3:00PM ET 

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building  


Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families." Watch the hearing live HERE. 

The hearing will include Member statements from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), as well as testimony from  Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dr. Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, and Ms. Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families. The Committee will examine current legislative options regarding paid family leave, such as the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S.337/H.R. 947). This bill would establish a national paid leave program and is currently the strongest and most well-rounded proposal to ensure that caregivers across the lifespan have access to paid leave. Read the full bill HERE.

A national paid family leave policy is a necessary step towards ensuring financial independence for our nation's 43.5 million caregivers. The FAMILY Act would take us in the right direction. We encourage you to watch or attend the hearing tomorrow, and contact your representatives in support of this bill. 

To learn more about the Alliance's advocacy work and legislation that has the potential to impact family caregivers, go HERE.