• Carolyn Maloney

House Dems want paid parental leave benefit to apply retroactively

After passing an historic paid parental leave provision in last 'year's defense authorization bill, Democratic House members are asking for the benefit of 12 weeks'' paid leave to apply to all federal workers who give birth to, foster, or adopt a child between Dec. 20 and Oct. 1.

Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who signed the letter, had campaigned for years to pass a paid family leave law. Her Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, which provided the language for the paid parental leave provision that was eventually included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.


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