Keep an eye out for a new paid-sick-leave bill in Congress

February 12, 2013
By Eric B. Meyer on February 12, 2013 7:00 AM | | Comments
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Coming soon, so says Senator Tom Harkin here.

Known as the "Healthy Families Act," this bill was introduced in the House in 2009, and again in both the House and Senate in 2011, but never got much traction.

But now, in addition to Senator Harkin, former President Bill Clinton is stumping for paid FMLA.

And, recently, steps have been taken to expand protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act for military families and airline flight crews.

Given the Republican majority in the House, I'd be surprised if a paid FMLA bill made it to President Obama, who would surely sign it.