Posted by Elissa Silverman on July 30, 2018 at 5:10 PM
After a marathon of hearings, roundtables, and a final legislative meeting, the D.C. Council is now on its summer legislative recess. During recess, the Council won’t be doing any official legislative business, but I’ll be using the time to get out in the community and prepare to get legislation over the finish line during the fall. So, if you have ideas for legislative fixes to glaring or under-the-radar problems you’re experiencing, I want to hear from you!
Many of my legislative accomplishments this year (some that you’ll read about below) have come from hearing directly from you through testimony at hearings, community meetings, emails, and neighborhood events. Thank you for continuing to stay engaged. In fact, one of the issues that has been of most interest to folks I’ve talked to is an issue that I want enlist your feedback on again: paid family leave!
My Labor Committee’s final hearing before recess was on paid family leave implementation with the Department of Employment Services (DOES). The proposed paid family leave tax regulations are available for public comment. If you have comments on how to make our paid leave program run smoothly, submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 5. My Committee is continuing to work with DOES to ensure our paid family leave program is the best that it can be.
Now, on to final legislative updates and more community news!Read more