Pelosi: Paid leave back in Biden spending bill

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Rep. Mark Pocan, D‑Wis., says Biden’s Build Back Better plan will benefit 4 million American families and create plenty of jobs.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that a paid leave provision will be added back into President Biden’s social spending bill, a decision that could draw the ire of moderate holdouts, including Sen. Joe Manchin, W‑Va. The proposal set to be included in the legislation outlines four weeks of paid leave.

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Paid leave was scrapped from previous versions of the bill amid opposition from Manchin and others who raised concerns about the cost of expanded social programs.

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“As we are reviewing priorities and at the urging of many members of the Caucus, I have asked the Ways and Means Committee for …

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