Pelosi Adds Paid Family & Medical Leave Added Back To Biden’s Social Welfare Bill
House Democrats have added paid family and medical leave back into their $1.75 trillion social services bill, a major element of President Joe Biden‘s domestic agenda.
The now 2,135-page package also includes various other last-minute additions, including a plan to lower Medicare prescription drug prices.
Disappointed by the results of Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Democrats are rushing to implement a number of Biden’s domestic proposals.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) told reporters: “We’ve got to produce. We’ve got to get results for people.”
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Massachusetts) released a statement about the expansion of Biden’s social services package: “[It’s] a policy that will finally give workers and their families the peace of mind of knowing that when disaster strikes, they can rely on paid leave to avoid a total crisis.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday: “Passing such transformative legislation is not easy.”
He added: “It will be well worth it.”