Paid family leave gains support, but compromise needed

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills that would allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave, pointing to the recognition by both political parties that such a benefit would help families.

Catholic advocates outline legislative goals for a new Congress

Even though there’s still 300-plus days until Christmas comes around again, those groups have recalibrated their priorities in light of a new, divided Congress, with Democrats taking control of the House and Republicans slightly increasing their heretofore razor-thin edge in the Senate.