National Partnership for Women & Families

Testimony of Debra Ness: Hearing on "Investing in the Future of the Federal Workforce"

Joint Hearing Before the Joint Economic Committee and Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Washington, D.C. — March 6, 2008 —
Good morning. I am Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. The National Partnership is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care, and policies that help workers in the United States meet the dual responsibilities of work and family.

We lead a broad, diverse coalition of more than 200 groups dedicated to defending and expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on behalf of workers in the United States. The coalition includes groups representing the faith community, women, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and many others.

When we’re not protecting the FMLA from regulatory changes that could scale back its basic protections, we are working to expand it by securing paid family and medical leave so that no worker has to choose between a paycheck and caring for a loved one or recovering from illness.

It is an honor to be here today to testify in support of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2007 (HR 3799). More »

Contact

Cindy Romero (202) 986-2600 cromero@nationalpartnership.org

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.

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