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Colin Allred is the first known member of Congress to take paid paternity leave. Now he's pushing for it nationally.

With COVID-19 making paid parental leave even more critical, the Dallas Democrat is helping lead the move to change federal policy for fathers as well as mothers.

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, speaks with Tribune CEO Evan Smith in Austin on Oct. 4, 2018.
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