Fiscally responsible reforms for students, workers and retirees.
Today's working families face challenges unlike those of any previous generation. Sixty percent of mothers with children under six are working outside the home. The majority of families have not one parent working, but both parents working.
Republicans recognize that we need to update our laws so that they provide America’s families with more freedom in their jobs; greater health care and retirement security; safer communities; access to quality, affordable education; and the ability for their children to compete in the global economy. We must also do more to take care of our military families.
One way to help today's families is the Family-Friendly Workplace Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give workers new flexibility and freedom to help balance the demands of work and family. The Family-Friendly Workplace Act gives private sector workers the option of benefitting from additional paid time off as compensation for overtime worked - a benefit that goverment workers have enjoyed for more than 20 years.
Another Day, Another Job-Killing Employer Mandate from Democrats (June 11, 2009)