Full Title: Mothers of Military Service Leave Act
Summary: To amend titles 10 and 37, United States Code, to provide compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave taken by members of the reserve components, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 10/28/19.
STATUS: Introduced 5/22/19 by Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Our service members make enormous sacrifices for our country when they answer the call to duty – but they should never have to sacrifice their hard-earned pay and credits just because they took time off to care for their newborn child,” said Udall. “This bipartisan bill evens the playing field to make sure women in the National Guard and Reserves get the same paid maternity leave as their active-duty counterparts. It’s long past time that we support all military moms, instead of asking some to choose between caring for their newborns or receiving pay and retirement credits. Service members play such an essential role in securing our national safety – it’s only fair that our country serves them as well as they have served our country.” (Source: Rep. Torres Small, Press Release, 5/22/19)