Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5781, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2008. This law provides four weeks of paid parental leave for all federal employees. Employees will also for the first time be allowed to use their accrued sick leave for an additional eight weeks of paid leave. By combining the four weeks of paid parental leave with earned sick leave, many federal employees will now be able to get paid for the full 12 weeks of parental leave that is their right under the existing Family and Medical Leave Act.
John Sullivan,(R-OK CD-01)voted NO in the roll call for this measure. He is now on record opposing help to parents trying to get their babies off to a good start and shows his callousness towards all children, other than his own, after birth.
"It's easier to build strong children than to mend broken men." -- Fredrick Douglas