Sanders to discuss family leave policies in Iowa - – Rockford’s News Leader

Sanders to discuss family leave policies in Iowa


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to outline steps to provide workers with three months of paid family and medical leave, seeking to draw a contrast with Hillary Clinton on how it would be paid for.

The Democratic presidential contender was holding a news conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to discuss his support for a Senate bill that would offer paid leave for people when they have a child or when their family members become sick.

The bill would be paid for by raising payroll taxes on a typical worker by $1.61 per week.

Clinton opposes the plan because she has vowed not to raise taxes on middle-class families. She supports providing three months of paid leave for workers but hasn't yet said how she would pay for it.

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