(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says Democrats are going to push hard to expand federal paid family leave. Currently some federal workers are allowed 12-weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. Lawmakers want those caring for a sick spouse, child or parent to also be allowed the 12-weeks. President Biden wants all American workers, including those in the private sector to have that same privilege. Smith says this affects many private sector workers, who are often women and people of color working in low-wage jobs and Democrats are going to push hard this summer to do it.