Fresh off securing U.S. House of Representatives passage of President Joe Biden’s social and environmental spending plan, his fellow Democrats are pressing ahead with it in the Senate, where the bill may undergo major changes on issues such as paid family leave to satisfy party centrists. The $1.75 trillion legislation, approved by the House https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/us-house-vote-bidens-175-trillion-bill-after-hours-long-delay-2021-11-19 on Friday over united Republican opposition, includes four weeks of family leave paid by the government for reasons such as the birth of a child or caring for a sick relative. The legislation, which aims to bolster the U.S. social safety net and fight climate change, must win over divided Senate Democratic moderates and liberals, as Republicans remain opposed.
We got 4 weeks of #PaidFamilyLeave in the House bill that just passed. It's not enough, but let's get it through the Senate. In the US, 1 in 4 women are back to work TWO WEEKS after giving birth. This is not OK. PFL is good for families, good for business.https://t.co/u6ImQt20TI
— Alexis Ohanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) November 21, 2021
The @USCBO confirmed what I’ve been saying for MONTHS: the “Build Back Broke” plan is NOT paid for & will bankrupt America. I'm fighting to make Washington work for FL families & will stop at nothing to kill this disastrous bill when it gets to the Senate. https://t.co/QKxAvFR19v
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 19, 2021