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Key Votes

HR 1 - Family & Medical Leave Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

John Kerry voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-3 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (71-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Family & Medical Leave Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during a 12 month period due to the birth or adoption of a child, a serious health condition of a family member or his or her own serious health condition.

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (265-163) - (Key vote)

Title: Family & Medical Leave Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during a 12 month period due to the birth or adoption of a child, a serious health condition of a family member or his or her own serious health condition.

Highlights:
  • Defines an eligible employee as an individual who has worked for his or her employer for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours before taking such a leave.
  • Exempts employers with less than 50 employees from leave requirements.
  • Requires an employee to give 30 days notice for any leave that is predictable, such as a birth.
  • Allows the employer to request certification of a health issue that is the reason for the leave.
  • Requires that the employee is allowed to return to an equivalent position after returning from leave.
  • Exempts an employee who is among the highest 10 percent of paid employees from the right to be returned to an equivalent position.
  • Allows an employee to maintain coverage under a "group health plan" during his or her leave.
  • Makes employers who fail to comply with this Act liable to the employee who sought leave.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Family & Medical Leave Bill

Sponsors

  • William D. Ford (MI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Scott 'Scotty' Baesler (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. Bilbray (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucien E. Blackwell (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Chapman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald D. Coleman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara-Rose Collins (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cardiss Collins (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron De Lugo (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Durbin (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Espy (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hamilton Fish Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd H. Flake (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Foglietta (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold E. Ford Sr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam M. Gibbons (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel E. 'Dan' Hamburg (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Hughes Sr. (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopetski (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Lehman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jill Lynette Long (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald K. Machtley (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew G. 'Marty' Martinez (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank McCloskey (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carrie P. Meek (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Austin J. Murphy (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leon E. Panetta (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald M. Payne (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Brian 'Pete' Peterson (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Pomeroy (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn W. Poshard (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Francis 'Jack' Reed (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Sangmeister (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David E. Skaggs (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis Stokes (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Swift (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. Tucker III (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Washington (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin Luther 'Mel' Watt (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Wheat (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat Williams (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Wilson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sidney R. Yates (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
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