Congress reaches deal on paid parental leave for government employees

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is holding her first hearing as the new chair of the House Oversight and Reform committee on a national paid family leave program for all workers on Tuesday.

“I believe with all my heart that we need a policy that supports that hard-working young woman who is having her new baby, that supports the father in crisis who is caring for his two-year-old daughter with cancer, and that supports the dedicated husband who is helping his wife recover from her stroke,” Maloney will say, according to her prepared opening statement provided to NBC News.

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