‘The country wants us to act’: Sen. Patty Murray says Biden’s family plan would help everyone

News | April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — When Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., arrived in the Senate in 1993, the first piece of legislation she voted on was the Family and Medical Leave Act.

It was first federally protected maternity and family leave program — although it was unpaid — and it opened the door for women to both work and have children without fear of losing their jobs.