A family issues bill that includes provisions for parental leave, tough child pornography laws and quality child care nationwide appears dead this session after a move in the Senate to limit debate failed Friday. By a 50-46 vote, the Senate was unable to muster the needed 60 votes required for cloture. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., urged his colleagues to vote against cloture, saying that the government should not impose benefits such as parental leave. "How can we make those decisions for every employer and every employee, no matter how small the business, no matter how big the business, no matter what the age of the employees or the individual needs of the employee?" he asked. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., sponsor of the parental leave and child care provisions, said the bill should have already been on the president's desk for his signature. "This package has been stalled, stalled by parliamentary manuevering, stalled in a filibuster by silence, nine days of stalling, nine days of total inertia," Dodd said. The parental leave measure would apply to companies with 50 or more employees, requiring 10 weeks each of medical and parental leave. This would only affect 5 percent of the nation's businesses and would cost about $160 million, supporters say.