Why Is Dallas Rep. Colin Allred Taking a Break From Congress to Return Home?

WASHINGTON — Rep. Colin Allred is taking a break from Congress to return to Dallas.He and his wife, Alexandra Eber, are expecting the birth of their first child 'very soon,' the freshman congressman said in a statement Thursday.“Aly and I are so thrilled to start this new chapter in our lives,” he said. “Family is so important and as a country we must allow for parents to spend time with their babies because providing parents the ability to stay home during this critical period leads to better outcomes for men, women and families.”Allred also said his experience makes it “clearer than ever” that Washington needs to fund basic paid sick leave and parental leave.  Continue reading...

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