For the first time ever, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a budget bill that includes $5 million to help states develop paid leave programs. The full Senate and House of Representatives still need to vote to keep the State Paid Leave Fund in the budget bill.
Only 11 percent of employees in the U.S. are provided any kind of paid family leave by their employers. The State Paid Leave Fund can help by providing states with grant money to assist with the planning and start up of state paid leave programs. These programs are good for families, they are also great for tax payers and the economy too.
Help keep the momentum for paid leave going and make sure Congress knows we want the State Paid Leave Fund included in the budget.