Chairwoman Maloney to Hold Hearing on H.R. 564, the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act

Jun 21, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. (June 21, 2021)—On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hearing on H.R. 564, the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act.  The bill would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to over 2.6 million federal employees for needs related to family caregiving, medical issues, and military deployments, as specified in the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.  This legislation aligns with the goal of President Biden’s American Families Plan to create a national comprehensive paid family and medical leave program. 

 

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, American workers have had to navigate unprecedented health challenges impacting them and their loved ones while balancing the continuing demands of their jobs.  The pandemic has highlighted the need to make access to paid leave for American workers permanent. 

 

This hearing will explore how providing comprehensive paid family and medical leave will strengthen the federal workforce and create a model for nationwide standards on paid leave. 

 

WHAT:  

 

Full Committee hearing entitled “Leading by Example:  The Need for Comprehensive Paid Leave for the Federal Workforce and Beyond”

 

WHEN:

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET
 

WHO:    

 

Everett Kelley
National President
American Federation of Government Employees

 

Vicki Shabo
Senior Fellow
Paid Leave Policy and Strategy, Better Life Lab

New America

 

Lelaine Bigelow
Interim Vice President for Economic Justice and Congressional Relations
National Partnership for Women & Families

 

Eric Sorkin
Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Runamok Maple

 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight

and Reform website.

 

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117th Congress