A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would expand federal employees’ paid leave benefits to include family leave.
Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., are the lead sponsors for the Comprehensive Paid Family Leave Act (H.R. 856), which would provide all federal workers, including U.S. Postal Service employees, with up to 12 weeks per year of paid leave in connection with a personal illness, to care for an ailing family member, or in connection with a family member going on or returning from active duty. Joining the Democrats in support of the measure was Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.