12 December 2019

House OKs defense bill authorizing Space Force and expanding parental leave for federal workers


WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave.The sweeping 377-48 vote followed weeks of arduous House-Senate negotiations that finally yielded a traditionally bipartisan measure, stripped of many add-ons sought by Democrats controlling the House.The result came over outnumbered protests by some of the chamber's most liberal members, [...]