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State Rep. Ken Gordon (D) Bedford met in Washington, DC this morning with Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu (c) and State Rep. John Scibak (D) South Hadley before attending the Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium hosted by the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor – Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved

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During a discussion in Washington on Tuesday – Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved

Rep. Ken Gordon (D) Bedford flew to Washington, DC on Tuesday where he visited the U.S. Department of Labor with Rep.e John Scibak (D) South Hadley, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, and Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu about the future of paid family and medical leave in the United States.

Rep. Gordon then attended the second annual Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium hosted by the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor.

“It was an incredible opportunity to hear from advocates, policymakers, and legislators from around the country on what works best in different states and the value of offering these benefits to working families,” said Gordon, “Both for employees and for their employers.” The symposium addressed new research findings and explored the potential future of paid family leave and medical leave across the country.

At the Doubletree with Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, attorney Pamela Brown, Rep. Gordon, and Rep. Jason Lewis (D) Winchester - Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved

At the Doubletree with (l-r) Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, attorney Pamela Brown, Rep. Gordon, and Rep. Jason Lewis (D) Winchester – Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved

Returning to Bedford at the end of the day, Gordon joined hundreds of area Rotarians, First Responders, and Governor Charlie Baker who spoke about the Commonwealth’s humanitarian needs at the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel.

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