Contemplating the Sotomayer confirmation. Weighing the pros and cons of health care, all under the guise of "reform". Passing a "family" tobacco legislation bill -- LOL! Betcha missed THIS one.... Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act - Vote Passed (258-154, 1 Present, 20 Not Voting) The House approved this bill that would provide paid leave to federal employees for 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave available to them. Congress.org - Key Votes Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ) voted YES Way to go Steve! Always interesting to me how they have no problem voting for increases in pay or benefits for themselves. Now, do you suppose this paid leave is going to trickle down to everyone else eventually?