Employment/Family Support: House Committee Holds Hearing on Paid Leave

On January 28, the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave.” Witnesses were Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY); Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America and women’s health and wellness advocate; Kemi Role, Director of Work Equity at the National Employment Law Project; Sharon Terman, Director of Work and Family Policy at Legal Aid at Work of California; Hadley Heath Manning, Director of Policy at Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice; Rebecca Hamilton, Co-CEO of W.S. Badger; and Vicki Shabo, Senior Fellow for Paid Leave Policy and Strategy at New America. Visit the Committee website for more information or to access video of the hearing. For more on ensuring that paid leave works for people with disabilities, visit thearc.org/paidleave.

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