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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

03/18/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/19/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
03/18/2015Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/18/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (137)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Takai, Mark [D-HI-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 03/18/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 03/18/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 04/13/2015
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 04/13/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 04/13/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 04/14/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 04/14/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 04/30/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 05/14/2015
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 05/18/2015
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 06/01/2015
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 06/03/2015
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 06/03/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/09/2015
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 06/23/2015
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 06/24/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 07/10/2015
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 07/13/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 07/20/2015
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 07/21/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 07/28/2015
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/08/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/10/2015
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 09/10/2015
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 09/10/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 09/24/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 10/22/2015
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 10/22/2015
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/22/2015
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 10/27/2015
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/27/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 10/29/2015
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 11/18/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 12/10/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 12/10/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 02/08/2016
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 02/25/2016
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 02/29/2016
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 03/22/2016
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 04/11/2016
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 04/11/2016
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 04/14/2016
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 04/19/2016
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 04/26/2016
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/09/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 06/14/2016
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 06/14/2016
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/22/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 06/28/2016
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 07/01/2016
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 07/01/2016
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 07/07/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 07/07/2016
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 07/07/2016
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 09/09/2016
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 09/09/2016
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 11/14/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means03/18/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security03/19/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/18/2015)

Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act

Establishes the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration (SSA), to be headed by the Deputy SSA Commissioner.

Entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month beginning on the first day of the first month in which the individual meets the criteria specified below and ending 365 days later (benefit period), not to exceed 60 qualified caregiving days per period. Qualifies for such a benefit payment any individual who:

  1. is insured for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act at the time his or her application is filed;
  2. has earned income from employment during the 12 months before filing it;
  3. has filed an application for a FMLI benefit in accordance with this Act; and
  4. was engaged in qualified caregiving (any activity, except regular employment, for a reason entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), or anticipates being so engaged, during the 90-day period before the application is filed or within 30 days after.

Prescribes a formula for determination of an individual's monthly FMLI benefit payment, as well as for the maximum and the minimum monthly benefit amounts.

Requires a FMLI benefit payment to be coordinated with any periodic benefits received from temporary disability insurance or family leave insurance programs under any state law or plan, local government, or an instrumentality of two or more states.

Prescribes criteria that makes an individual ineligible for a FMLI benefit payment.

Specifies prohibited acts by an employer, and penalties for violations.

Establishes the Federal Family and Medical Leave Insurance Trust Fund in the Treasury. Requires FMLI benefit payments to be made only from this Fund.

Prohibits the use of amounts from the Social Security Trust Fund or appropriated to the SSA to administer Social Security programs for FMLI benefits or administration.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a tax on every individual and employer, all self-employment income, and every railroad employee, employee representative, or railroad employer to finance the Federal Family and Medical Leave Insurance Trust Fund in the Treasury for FMLI benefits.