05.19.17

Murray Statement on Reports of Trump’s Unfunded Paid Family Leave Plan: “Window-Dressing Won’t Fix It”

(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today issued the following statement on reports that President Trump’s proposed budget will include an unfunded paid family leave plan that falls short for millions of families.

 

“It is simply wrong that workers in our country are still forced to choose between caring for a loved one and earning a paycheck—and an unfunded patchwork proposal like the one we’re hearing about doesn’t offer them any real solution. This is a serious economic challenge for families across the country and if President Trump truly wanted to help, he would understand that window-dressing won’t fix it.”