Biden pushes for 12-weeks of paid family go away in presidential first

President BidenJoe BidenTulane adds Hunter Biden as a guest speaker on media polarization. Trump discusses resumption of MAGA rallies: Report MORE on Biden’s inevitable foreign policy crisis On Thursday, he called for a bill that would allow all Americans 12 weeks of paid family vacation as part of his $ 1.8 trillion US family plan proposal to Congress.

“Nobody should have to choose between a job and a paycheck, or have to take care of themselves and a loved one – a parent, spouse or child,” said Biden in his speech before a joint session in the House Chamber.

Biden’s American Family Plan provides $ 225 billion to fund partial compensation for people who take vacation because they or a family member are sick, have a new child, or are involved in sexual assault or domestic violence.

It would provide up to $ 4,000 per month and up to 80 percent of full wages for the low-income earners during that period.

Molly Day, the interim executive director of Paid Leave for the United States, an advocacy group, noted that it was the first time a US president officially called for a law on paid family and medical leave to cover all Americans.

“President Biden’s American Families Plan is a historic step forward in the battle for paid family and sick leave and a turning point for working families in the United States,” she said.

“Biden is the first president to institute a perpetual paid leave program that provides parental, care, and personal medical leave to everyone at work.”

Former President Obama had pushed for legislation to extend vacation leave for federal employees.

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