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Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

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WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and civilian, in exchange for establishing President Donald Trump's space force initiative.
The agreement would trade a major expansion of benefits to federal workers for a legacy initiative of Trump's. Federal workers currently can take unpaid leave.
Democratic and GOP aides confirmed the developments. The agreement is not finalized and comes after extensive behind-the-scenes battling on the annual...
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Congress nearing deal on paid parental leave for government workers

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If passed, it would mark the first time the federal government has guaranteed civilian employees access to paid parental leave.
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White House and Congress near agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers

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Lawmakers and the White House are close to a deal to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers as part of a defense authorization bill slated to pass this month, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity. The agreement would create a major benefit for federal civilian workers. The...
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