New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is reintroducing the Family Leave Act.
The Democratic presidential hopeful made the announcement in Washington DC Tuesday.
“It makes no sense that the United States is still the only industrialized country in the world that doesn’t have paid leave. It seems absurd. We are considered one of the most progressive countries in the world, but we don’t actually act like it.”
Gillibrand has introduced the proposal, known as the “Family Act” before. It would guarantee every US worker 12 weeks of paid leave for a pregnancy, the birth, or an adoption of a child.
The US is the only developed nation without a mandated National Paid Family Leave.
(This story was originally published on February 12, 2019)