DODD, KENNEDY, SCHROEDER, WOOLSEY MARK 15th ANNIVERSARY OF FMLA; CRITIQUE NEW DEPT. OF LABOR RECOMMENDATIONS Original authors of FMLA look forward to expanded, paid leave
Washington, DC – Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and former Congresswoman Pat
Schroeder (D-CO), original authors of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, will
hail the law’s 15th anniversary, and critique the Department of Labor's new
recommendations about the program at a press conference on Wednesday. They will also
highlight the importance of moving forward with Dodd’s bill which would provide
Americans with paid leave. Since its passage, more than 60 million Americans have
utilized the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act, ensuring that they do not
need to choose between the job they need and the family they love.
WHO: Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), author of FMLA, Chairman of theSubcommittee on Children and FamiliesSenator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Chairman of the Committee onHealth, Education, Labor and PensionsFormer Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (D-CO), author of FMLACongresswoman Lynn Woolsey (CA-6), Chairwoman of the WorkforceProtections SubcommitteeWHERE: Senate Banking Committee, Dirksen Building Room 538WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2008; 2:30 p.m.