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House Democrats seek paid leave for federal workers
House Democrats seek paid leave for federal workers

Federal workers would be entitled to six weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under legislation introduced Monday by several House Democrats – a long shot effort that comes a week after President Barack Obama called for the benefit for millions of Americans. "Many private sector workers already enjoy paid parental and family leave, including at companies like Google, Bank of America, and Facebook," said Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Southern Maryland lawmaker and second-ranked Democrat in the House. "But workers and their families who do not have paid family are forced to use what few sick days and vacation days they have — and then take unpaid...

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