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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.

Updated with Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017


  • 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
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  • 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
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratFeb 14, 2017
Don Beyer s1oVirginia Democratic House MemberJan 26, 2015
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratFeb 13, 2015
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Anthony Brown s1oMaryland DemocratMar 9, 2017
Salud Carbajal s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 16, 2017
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 17, 2017
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratJan 26, 2015
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberFeb 25, 2015
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJan 26, 2015
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jim Cooper s1oTennessee DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratJan 28, 2015
Danny Davis s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 15, 2017
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 3, 2017
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratJan 26, 2015
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratJan 26, 2015
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 26, 2015
Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMay 2, 2017
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratAug 29, 2017
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateFeb 5, 2015
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalFeb 15, 2017
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 28, 2018
Dwight Evans s1oPennsylvania DemocratJul 28, 2017
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 26, 2015
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 13, 2015
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 25, 2015
John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratJan 26, 2015
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 30, 2017
Pramila Jayapal s1oWashington DemocratJun 13, 2017
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratMar 17, 2017
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratFeb 13, 2017
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 26, 2015
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Brenda Lawrence s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberFeb 13, 2017
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratMar 17, 2017
Ted Lieu s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 9, 2017
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratAug 3, 2018
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Carolyn Maloney s2pNew York Democrat/Liberal
Sean Maloney s1oNew York DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 28, 2015
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 26, 2015
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratMar 17, 2017
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesFeb 13, 2017
Donald Norcross s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 4, 2015
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 23, 2017
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Feb 13, 2015
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMar 20, 2018
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jared Polis s1oCO Democratic candidate for Colorado GovernorJan 28, 2015
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratJan 26, 2015
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Jan 26, 2015
Jamie Raskin s1oMaryland DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2015
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratJan 16, 2018
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 15, 2017
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratFeb 13, 2017
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratFeb 25, 2015
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalFeb 13, 2017
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratFeb 7, 2018
Darren Soto s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratSep 11, 2017
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratFeb 13, 2017
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 26, 2015
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesFeb 13, 2017
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 13, 2017
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: 85
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


















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