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Ivanka Trump to Meet With Sens. Rubio, Fischer to Discuss Paid Family Leave

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By Theodore Bunker   |   Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 12:00 PM

Ivanka Trump will meet with Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., among others to talk paid family leave, Politico reports.

Ivanka Trump reportedly pushed for including a line about paid family leave in President Donald Trump's February joint address to Congress, where he said his administration hopes to "help ensure new parents have paid family leave."

An unnamed senior administration official told Axios "the speech was all [Stephen] Miller, but Ivanka worked hard on it with him on many of the parts . . . Ivanka was working with Miller in his office in the afternoon on the speech, including the paragraph on paid family leave."

The White House included six weeks of paid family leave in the federal budget as unemployment benefits. Many Republicans in Congress are largely opposed to the proposal.

However, Rubio said in a Facebook live chat that he has "been supportive of doing something to incentivize paid family leave, because we're a pro-family family, but also the child tax credit because I truly believe that being a parent is the most important job anyone will ever do," according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

He said this will be a "good starting point meeting."

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