Federal employees are a big step closer to receiving paid family leave. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) joined Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) in adding provisions to the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. If the language survives passage of the NDAA, employees would receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave for family events ranging from giving birth or adoption to taking care of a parent, spouse or child if they have a serious health issue. Maloney introduced a standalone bill in March and for the previous four years. (Rep. Carolyn Maloney)

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