Paid family and medical leave is back on the table.
In a letter to her colleagues Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote that it was being included at the urging of members of the House Democratic caucus.
The resurrection of paid family and medical leave came just hours after Republicans won the Governor’s race in Virginia and is viewed as legislation that will help Democrats in 2022 with suburban voters, especially women.
The House is hoping to institute a four-week government paid leave program. It would include all leave types, not just leave for new parents. It’s expected to cost $200 billion.