Paid Family Leave Proposal in Conference, Could See Vote Soon

Among the bills expected to be brought to final voting by Congress before year’s end is the DoD authorization bill, which could change the unpaid parental and family leave currently available for federal employees of up to 12 weeks per 12 months by turning it into paid leave.

The paid parental leave portion would take effect for births, adoptions and foster placements occurring after September 30 of next year; the portion for other purposes presumably would take effect on the bill’s enactment, although the language does not specify that.

The main proponent of the paid family leave provision, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is now chair of the Oversight and Reform Committee, following the recent death of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

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