Paid family leave in spotlight as Senate weighs Biden social spending plan

FILE PHOTO: The dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington
FILE PHOTO: Birds fly near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON – Fresh off securing U.S. House of Representatives passage of President Joe Biden’s social and environmental spending plan, his fellow Democrats are pressing ahead with it in the Senate, where the bill may undergo major changes on issues such as paid family leave to satisfy party centrists.