February 5, 2013
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District issued the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton on February 5, 1993:
“Over the last 20 years, the Family and Medical Leave Act has helped millions of working men and women balance the demands of the workplace and family. Because of the protections included in the Act, mothers and fathers have taken time to care for new babies; adult children have taken leave to care for a sick parent; and working men and women have had the opportunity to address their own serious medical needs without fear of jeopardizing their jobs or their families’ economic security.
“I am pleased that the Family and Medical Leave Act has expanded to include the families of servicemen and women dealing with a loved one’s deployment or helping to care for their serious injuries after returning home. But there is still a lot of work to do to fill the gaps that keep millions of workers from being able to take advantage of this landmark Act. As we move forward, Congress must renew its commitment to the principles of the Family and Medical Leave Act and pave the way for a better, more family friendly America.”