Obama's Long, Slow Political Fight for Paid Family Leave

President Obama has been pushing for paid family leave since long before this week's announcement

The White House this week announced a $2 billion plan that would let more people take time off work after having a baby. The plan would help states provide workers with six weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child. At first glance, it sounds like a bold move—but it is similar to ideas proposed in various forms, many times before, none of which have made their way through Congress.

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