Congress passed a bill earlier in the week giving the country’s 2.1 million government employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave. But it still leaves about 80% of U.S. workers in the private sector with no access to paid family leave. Even under the policy passed by Congress for federal workers, there are still gaps in coverage. For instance, federal workers do not get paid leave for their own serious illness or to care for a sick relative. More than 70% of the time, those are the reasons workers take time off under the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, which only guarantees unpaid leave.