1,000 Days Statement on Ways and Means Committee Markup

On behalf of 1,000 Days, I would like to commend Chairman Richard Neal and the Ways and Means Committee on the reporting of Title A of the Build Back Better Act out of Committee this afternoon. This is an historic step towards ensuring that all workers and all families in the United States have access to comprehensive, equitable paid family and medical leave. As the past 18 months have made all too clear, paid leave is a public health imperative. At 1,000 Days, we know that access to paid leave is crucial to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening our economy, supporting workers, improving health outcomes and reducing disparities, and building a better future for American families. We are thrilled at this significant progress and look forward to working closely with our partners and allies in Congress to secure paid leave for all.

Blythe Thomas
Initiative Director
1,000 Days, an initiative of FHI Solutions