Paid Family Leave In $1.8T Biden Plan No Sure Thing

By Emily Brill (April 28, 2021, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The White House's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, introduced Wednesday, appears designed to pass without Republican support, but it's unclear whether a proposal to give workers 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave will cross the finish line, experts say.

The ambitious plan, unveiled ahead of a presidential address to Congress and intended to aid low- and middle-income American families, could pass with a simple majority in the Senate as long as its provisions have more to do with the budget than with advancing public policy goals.

It will ultimately fall on a Senate official to decide whether the American...

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