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  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
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    Paid Family and Medical Leave

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on national paid family and medical leave under federal law The committee heard testimony from Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on…

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  • Alia Dastagir on Paid Family Leave
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    Alia Dastagir on Paid Family Leave

    Reporter Alia Dastagir spoke by phone about her USA Today story: “Why American Moms Are Seriously Struggling.”

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on a question concerning women in the workplace: “Should paid family leave be expanded?” Alia Dastagir spoke by phone about her USA Today story:…

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  • Washington Journal Aparna Mathur Discusses Paid Family Leave Proposals
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    Aparna Mathur on Paid Family Leave Proposals

    Aparna Mathur talked about various proposals that would expand paid family leave. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series, during which a segment of Washington Journal is…

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  • Senate Finance Subcommittee Considers Paid Family Leave Proposal
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    Paid Family Leave

    A Senate Finance subcommittee examined the issue of paid family leave that allows workers time off for maternity or paternity leave, or to care for a sick family member. Members heard from…

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  • Ivanka Trump Discusses Paid Family Leave Proposal
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    Paid Family Leave

    Ivanka Trump and former Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rick Santorum (R-PA) took part in a Bipartisan Policy Center on paid family leave policy. All three talked about the importance of…

    434 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should the government fund family leave, or it should be paid for by Social Security?” A Senate Republican…

    528 views
  • Senate Democrats Introduce Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill
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    Senate Democrats on Paid and Medical Leave Bill

    Senate Democrats held a news conference on their paid family and medical leave legislation. The proposal provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for full- or part-time workers who need time to care for a…

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  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the importance of ensuring that American families had access to paid sick leave.

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  • Independent Womens Forum Annual Summit Workplace Equality Panel
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    Independent Women's Forum Annual Summit, Workplace Equality Panel

    Panelists talked about improving equality in the workplace, focusing on an Independent Women’s Forum report that offers solutions for pay equity, discrimination, and paid leave. One recommendation was to create personal care…

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  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day, and gave thanks to his wife and mother-in-law for their role in raising his daughters.…

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  • Washington Journal Sabrina Schaeffer on Paid Family Leave
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    Policy Proposals for Working Women

    Sabrina Schaeffer talked about the Independent Women’s Forum’s policy proposals in their recent report, Working for Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women’s Lives, such as on paid…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How do you feel about government-paid family leave?” Clare O’Connor was interviewed by phone about her Forbes Magazine article on…

    506 views
  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Military Reforms
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    Secretary Carter on Improving Military Life

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced his latest initiatives under his “Force of the Future” plan. He said the military would double maternity and paternity leave from six to 12 weeks,…

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  • Washington Journal Claire Suddath on Maternity Leave
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    Paid Maternity Leave

    Claire Suddath talked about her Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System.” She also talked about the history of maternity leave in the…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, including a line for employers, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should All Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave?” The question…

    262 views
  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics including the easing of restriction on U.S. travel to Cuba, the Nigerian terror network Boko Haram, the…

    909 views
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Remarks
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    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Remarks

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talked about the importance of women on the U.S. economy. She argued for an increase in the federal minimum wage, universal pre-K education, and benefits for…

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  • Family Medical Leave Act 20th Anniversary
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    Family Medical Leave Act 20th Anniversary

    House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill Clinton signed the act in 1993 to “balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” House…

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  • FamilyFriendly Employment Practices
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    Family-Friendly Employment Practices

    Witnesses testified about the findings of a new Government Accountability Office report on policies used abroad to help women balance work and care-giver responsibilities. They talked about…

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