Democrats Thursday reintroduced legislation that would allow employees to earn paid sick leave, a benefit 43 million employees don’t currently have access to.

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s executive memorandum giving federal employees access to six weeks of paid parental leave, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, that would allow American employees to earn up to seven sick days that can be used to care for family members or address personal medical needs.

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