The lecturer puts paid leave back in the Biden bill

On Wednesday, President Nancy Pelosi put paid family leave back into the House of Representatives’ version of President Biden’s $ 1.75 trillion bill for social spending in response to Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to the provision.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) Seemed to drop the glove at the feet of Manchin (D-WV) and told members of her caucus that even though she originally planned to move forward with a bill that could pass both chambers without being changed , she has decided to change course and increase the pressure on the upper chamber.

“It had been my intention throughout this process to put on the parliamentary floor and pass a bill that would pass the Senate in the same form. Because I have been informed by a senator about opposition to a few of the priorities in our bill, and because we must have legislation approved by Parliament and the Senate in the final version of the Build Back Better Act, which we will send to the President’s desk, we must strive to find common ground in the legislation, ”she wrote.

“While reviewing priorities and at the request of many members of the Caucus, I have asked the committee for ways and means to include its legislation on paid family and sick leave in this morning’s hearing.”

The provision is expected to require four weeks of paid family leave, a senior Democratic aide confirmed to The Post.

US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Manchin has opposed the paid family leave.
REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking for paid family and sick leave to be included back into President Bidens Build Back Better legislation.
The provision is expected to require four weeks of paid family leave.
Nancy Pelosi

Paid family leave has been a top priority for progressives, who refused to have the language removed from the White House.

Manchin – who has played a key role in reducing the top-line number on the massive reconciliation law – has indicated that the language could lead to fraud and suggested that work requirements be linked.

The House Democrats are seeking to bring the not-yet-complete bill to the floor as soon as this week.


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