The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), reintroduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro in 2023, would establish a program of paid family leave in the U.S. The law would pick up where the FMLA left off by creating an insurance program—funded by joint contributions from workers and employers—to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for themselves or a loved one or bond with a new child.
The program would be administered through the Social Security Administration, and would cover all workers who are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The FAMILY Act would provide crucial support to families struggling to care for themselves, a new baby, or a sick loved one. Read more about the FAMILY Act below, and urge your representatives in Washington to pass this long-overdue bill.
- Fact Sheet: FAMILY Act
- Explainer: The FAMILY Act
- ABB’s blog post on the FAMILY Act
- The Health Case for Paid Family and Medical Leave
- The Business Case for Paid Family and Medical Leave
- The Importance of an Inclusive Family Definition in Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Time Policies