Supporting Working Families
Carolyn Maloney has spent her career fighting to help New York families. Our nation’s workforce is changing rapidly -- few families still have one parent in the workforce and another staying home with children. Instead, we have seen many more two-worker and single-parent families, who face real challenges balancing work and home. Carolyn understands this, so she has introduced, sponsored, and pushed for laws that benefit working American families, including:
- The Child Care Affordability Act, which would expanded the maximum limits on child care tax credits to help working families afford the staggeringly high cost of childcare, which can often even exceed the cost of college tuition.
- The Working Families’ Flexibility Act, which aimed to help Americans taking care of children or elderly parents, households where both parents work, or where there is only one adult. This law protects employees from being fired for simply asking for a change in their work hours to adjust for their family’s needs.
- Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, which would help working families by providing federal workers four weeks of paid parental leave for the birth of a child. Shockingly, the federal government does not provide any of its employees with paid maternity or paternity leave - their time off is just deducted from their annual unpaid leave. Carolyn’s legislation would make sure public servants aren’t forced to choose between taking care of their newborn and collecting their wages.