President Obama is making a renewed push for workers to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative.
It's a call that has been taken up by other national politicians such as Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Just three states provide for paid family leave-- Rhode Island, New Jersey and California.
Rhode Island began allowing workers to take up to four weeks of paid leave last year. Many workers say they love the program, and employers say it hasn't hurt business as some feared it would.
About 5,000 people have taken paid family leave in Rhode Island so far.
One of the beneficiaries, Anne Quirk, says it was a stress reliever, knowing there was going to be money to help pay the bills.