Ivanka Trump Pushes Family Leave, But Former Obama Official Pushes Back

Ivanka Trump Pushes Family Leave, But Former Obama Official Pushes Back

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President Trump with daughter Ivanka Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington last month before boarding Marine One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Trump with daughter Ivanka Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington last month before boarding Marine One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP An opinion piece by Ivanka Trump published on Wednesday calling for national paid family leave has drawn criticism from a former Obama administration official who says it ignores that Democrats have long pushed for such a measure over objections from Republicans. Writing for Fox News, the first daughter, who is also a White House adviser, notes that as a candidate her father proposed guaranteeing six weeks of paid maternity leave in what The Washington Post acknowledged at the time was "a striking departure from GOP orthodoxy." "[Over] the past 21 months, we have witnessed conservatives building a majority in support of this important policy, " she wrote. "In conversations with members of the GOP, there is burgeoning agreement on the intrinsically conservative nature of a national paid family leave ....


DM me and let's set something up." [email protected] With complete sincerity, I’d welcome the chance to sit down and share ideas on expanding paid leave, either through legislation or business adoption. Helping families shouldn’t be a partisan issue. DM me and let’s set something up. https://t.co/0seU8kpYi4 — Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) July 12, 2018 The 2013 FAMILY Act sponsored by Gillibrand would allow for up to 60 days of paid family leave and would establish an Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration. Ivanka Trump has reportedly been working closely with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on a "budget-neutral approach to parental leave" that would give parents the option to draw from their Social Security benefits to fund parental leave, but then force them to delay their retirement benefits. In an opinion piece published in The Washington Post, Elizabeth Brueing wrote in February, "The proposal would penalize bigger families more than smaller ones; couples with more children would face working further into old age before receiving retirement benefits. .

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