Family And Medical Leave Act

BIll Clinton And Barack Obama First Signed Bills Showed Their Concern About Ordinary Americans!

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed his first law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to workers in order to recover from a serious medical condition, provide care for a seriously ill family member, or care for a new child.

Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed his first law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to overcome a Supreme Court decision that denied women the ability to pursue for wage discrimination that had occurred more than six months previously, before a complaint was lodged.

These first bills signed gave anyone, who wished to notice, the intention of both recent Democratic Presidents to promote social justice and necessary progressive reforms.

Both would continue in the same vein as time went by, but with almost no Republicans in support of the first Obama signed legislation, but more in support of the first signed Clinton legislation.