Paid Leave

 How much paid leave do members of congress give their own staffs? There’s no across-the-board policy in Congress for paid leave- how much is up to each member- so Marie Claire asked all 100 senators what they provide. Thirty-one replied:27 Democrats, two Republicans, and two Independents. Of those, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-ill) had the most generous plan, with 16 weeks paid, followed by senator Kamala Harris (d-calif), with 14 weeks paid; most others who give paid leave allot 1 weeks.

Infographic on how many weeks each country offers in paid maternity leave. The US is the lowest, at zero. More explanation below.

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2 Responses to Paid Leave

  1. I always wonder why the US is so bad at this and giving a proper amount of holiday each year. Is it normal that you only get 10 days annual leave (excluding statutory days)?

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