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15_H532 on Jan 26, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.532
Source: Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act
Congressional Summary: Allows federal employees six administrative weeks of paid parental leave in connection with birth.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: Rep. Maloney (D-NY): Since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993, individuals and their families have benefited from up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave to care for a new child, sick family member, or a loved one recovering from a serious health condition. This landmark law has been used 200 million times by men and women across the nation. FMLA provides unpaid leave, which means families must choose between foregoing a paycheck and caring for a loved one. Most families today no longer have a stay-at-home parent to care for a new child, and few can afford to go without pay for any length of time. This legislation that provides federal employees with 6 weeks of paid leave following the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2015): The Office of Management and Budget has said that creating six weeks of paid parental leave would cost $250 million annually, a cost it said would be covered within agency budgets for salaries and expenses and would fit within discretionary funding caps.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Countable.us: "Argument Opposed"): Not all new parents that work for the federal government need 6 weeks of paid leave. This mandate would be costly and could reduce the productivity of federal organizations and congressional offices.

  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees
  • Headline 2: Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 15_H532

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberFeb 5, 2015
Don Beyer s1oVirginia Democratic House MemberJan 26, 2015
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratFeb 13, 2015
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratJan 26, 2015
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberFeb 25, 2015
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJan 26, 2015
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratJan 26, 2015
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratJan 28, 2015
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratJan 26, 2015
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratJan 26, 2015
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 26, 2015
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateFeb 5, 2015
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 26, 2015
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 13, 2015
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 25, 2015
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratJan 26, 2015
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland DemocratJan 26, 2015
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 26, 2015
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Carolyn Maloney s2pNew York Democrat/Liberal
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 28, 2015
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 26, 2015
Donald Norcross s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 4, 2015
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Feb 13, 2015
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratJan 28, 2015
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratJan 26, 2015
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Jan 26, 2015
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2015
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratFeb 25, 2015
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 26, 2015
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratJan 28, 2015

Republicans participating in 15_H532

Barbara Comstock s1oVirginia Republican House MemberFeb 25, 2015

Independents participating in 15_H532

Madeleine Bordallo s1oGuam DelegateJan 26, 2015

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 38
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1

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