Biden Administration Open To Paid Household Depart Program Pushed By Native Lawmakers

The Biden administration says it is open to a permanently paid family and sick leave program. This was a major cause for US Representative Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut.

DeLauro and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are co-sponsoring a bill that will cover paid vacation for all workers, including part-time workers.

The state of Connecticut launched its paid vacation program last year. It is one of only a handful of states to offer it – New York among them.

“There are a number of states that do not have access here. We’re one of the few industrialized countries in the world that doesn’t have paid family and sick leave, ”said DeLauro.

Andrea Barton Reeves directs Connecticut’s paid vacation program.

“Paid vacation is here. And the reason it’s here is because it’s an investment in our workforce. Because we know that people have a life outside of work. We know that people work best when they don’t have to worry about whether or not they can take care of their families, ”Reeves said.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Face the Nation Sunday that President Joe Biden is interested in taking various action, including paid family and medical leave, after Congress passed a COVID-19 relief package.

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