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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    219 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…

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  • 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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  • Family Medical Leave Legislation
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    Family Medical Leave Legislation

    Mr. Ensellem and Mr. Oxfeld talked about the effect of the Family and Medical Leave Act on unemployment insurance benefits. The Act would provide benefits for employees who leave work for…

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  • Paid Parental Leave
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    Paid Parental Leave

    Mr. Shreve talked about the Administration’s proposal to allow states to use unemployment compensations to provide paid parental leave for employees with new children. He also responded to…

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  • Paid Parental Leave
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    Paid Parental Leave

    Ms. Paxton talked about an executive order from President Clinton that allows states to use unemployment compensation for paid parental leave for employees at the birth or adoption of a new…

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  • Republican Radio Address
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    Republican Radio Address

    Sen. Hutchinson talked about legislation to provide parents more time to spend with their families through maternity leave and compensation time. The bill would allow for more flexibility…

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  • Republican Radio Address
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    Republican Radio Address

    Senator Ashcroft talked about the need to provide flexible working hours to all workers. He stressed that it allows persons to spend more time with their families while preserving overtime…

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  • Washington Journal Tuesday
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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Family and Medical Leave Law
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    Family and Medical Leave Law

    At a second anniversary event for the Family and Medical Leave Act, President Clinton and others talked about the positive impact of the law on families.

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