Katy Tur says it is 'shameful' that Congress hasn't passed new family leave law

Katy Tur says it is 'shameful' that Congress hasn't passed new family leave law
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MSNBC anchor Katy Tur pressed lawmakers as well as Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpMelania Trump confidant plans tell-all book Trump says he's 'all for masks' despite reluctance to wear one Trump signs order directing federal government to focus on skills when hiring MORE to work on passing equal paid time off for both parents during family leave, calling it "shameful" the proposal "hasn't even gotten a vote."
 
Tur's comments came during her first day back on the network after giving birth to her son in April.

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"Parents need time with their babies. Babies need time with their parents. And moms need support, and if that support is coming from a partner, that partner should get equal time off, paid time off, emphasis on paid," said Tur during her afternoon MSNBC news program on Wednesday.  
 
"Family leave supports babies, which supports us all," she said. 
 
"The people who work around here, who work in that building on the Hill behind me, talk about figuring it out," she continued. "But for some reason, it still hasn't gotten done. Hasn't even gotten a vote. And that is shameful."
 
"Many lawmakers want to come on to talk about it. If Ivanka Trump wants to come on to talk about it. I will have a seat waiting for them, or for her," Tur said. 
 
 
Tur, who once worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel, married CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil in 2017. 
 
Paid family leave for both parents has been championed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump and was proposed by the president in his 2018 budget, but the initiative has stalled in Congress.
 
“The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not provide new mothers with paid maternity leave,” Ivanka Trump said in September 2016. “My father’s policy will give paid leave to mothers whose employers are among the almost 90 percent of U.S. businesses that currently do not offer this benefit.”