Lawmakers debate paid family leave policy

By SAM OGALI, NEWS3 Reporter

MACOMB, Illinois (NEWS3) – The federal government has been debating in recent months whether to implement the Paid Family Leave into President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda with very little success. 

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, among all 38 members, the United States stands alone with no guaranteed paid leave benefit. 

“I don’t know what I really would have done,” Western Illinois University Recruitment, Retention, and Admissions Coordinator Annelise Land said. “You know, you don’t know which way is up. When you have your baby. I had been up for three days straight.”

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