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H.R. 5885: Federal Employee Parental Leave Technical Correction Act

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More than two million federal employees were given the benefit last December, but some federal employees were left out. Should they be added now?


As part of December’s annual defense appropriations law, more than two million federal employees were granted 12 weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. A *Washington Post *analysis deemed “the biggest victory for federal employees in nearly 30 years.” The policy is scheduled to go into effect on October 1.

Even though many Republicans were skeptical, the provision was enacted as a compromise, in which Republicans agreed to Democrats’ request for the paid parental leave in exchange for Democrats acceding to President Trump’s proposal to create the Space Force.

Yet due to a technicality, about 100 thousand ...

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Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020
Length: 14 pages
Feb 13, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 13, 2020

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Feb 13, 2020

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