Bipartisan Support For a Modern America

The issue of a national paid parental leave act is finally, officially a bipartisan issue. Two plans have been introduced this year: New York's State Senator Kristen Gillibrand proposed the Family Act, and this coming Monday, a Republican research group will introduce the American Action Forum, billed as a less costly plan than the Family Act. The key differences lie in what portion of the U.S. population will pay for these plans via an across-the-board tax increase, or an increase exclusively on the upper class. Stay tuned for more posts about these bills.