How much paid family leave should Americans get?

(WVLT) -- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is spearheading a massive update to our nation's family leave system. The biggest overhaul in decades would reportedly actually include pay to take extended time off from work for a life event such as the birth of a child.

Other countries, mostly in Europe, give new moms extended time off to be with their newborns. As an example: Mothers in Greece get 45 weeks paid maternity leave while in the United Kingdom get 39 weeks. In Ireland and Italy they get 28 and 23 weeks respectively.

A potential solution discussed by Senator Cassidy would have folks tapping their social security retirement monies during their extended paid leave.

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