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Paid family leave gains momentum in the Senate with new working group

A new Senate bipartisan working group will study paid family leave, a priority that has been nudged along by senior White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump. Teaming up to lead the working group are Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., a duo that recently worked together to introduce legislation aimed at… Read More »

Dems block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions

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Democrats block Senate bill requiring medical care for babies that survive abortion

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to pass legislation clarifying that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected the motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and co-sponsored by other Republicans. Sasse had sought to pass the bill via… Read More »