Kansas City, Mo – The Women’s Foundation today applauded the United States Senate for making the family-friendly decision to allow senators to bring children under the age of one onto the Senate floor.
Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, who recently gave birth to a daughter, proposed the rule change and Senator Roy Blunt helped move it forward as Senate Rules Committee Chairman.
Women’s Foundation is a strong supporter of flexible workplace practices, including paid family and medical leave. The U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world that lacks a nationwide paid family leave program. To learn more about the Women’s Foundation’s work to promote family-friendly policies such as paid leave visit www.womens-foundation.org.