Ivanka Trump turns to House GOP on paid family leave

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Ivanka Trump returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and several other lawmakers about policy issues facing working families.

Ivanka Trump, who serves as a senior advisor to her father, President Trump, confirmed the meeting with McCarthy on her Twitter account. 

“Excited to meet with @GOPLeader & members on the Hill today to discuss key issues for America’s working families!” she said.

{mosads}Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) also participated in the meeting, which included the topic of paid family leave, reported. 

Katko last month introduced legislation, The Working Families Flexibility Act, that would provide employees with the option of making time-and-a-half or taking time off when they work more than 40 hours in one week. The bill, which Republicans argued would help working families, passed the House 229-197.

The meeting with McCarthy and Katko comes one day after Ivanka Trump met with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) to discuss expanding the Child Tax Credit and also the issue of paid family leave.

Ivanka Trump has pressed paid family leave inside her father’s White House, which included six weeks of paid family leave as part of unemployment benefits in the recent budget proposal.

Lawmakers praised Ivanka Trump for coming to Capitol Hill to discuss the issues facing working families following Tuesday’s meeting.

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