Ivanka makes new push for federal paid family leave

Mail Online | 2/13/2019 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump is making a new push for a federal paid family leave program as Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand delivered her own plan and offered to educate President Donald Trump on the subject.

The president's daughter was on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning for an hour long meeting with Republican senators about one of her top policy issues.

Conversation - Family - Leave - Policy - Desire

'Today we had a productive conversation about paid family leave policy focused on the bipartisan desire to find a solution that supports American workers and families. We are seeking to build consensus around policy that can garner enough votes to be passed into law and thank the Senators on both sides of the aisle who are working together towards that goal,' she said in a statement afterward.

The first daughter met with Sens. Bill Cassidy, Marco Rubio, Joni Ernst, and Mike Lee on Capitol Hill in Cassidy's office.

Push - Democrats - Proposal

Her push comes as Democrats have a proposal of their own.

Leading the charge is Gillibrand, a leader in the #metoo movement who is positioning herself as the feminist in the Democratic presidential primary contest.

President - Issue

She offered to sit down with president on the issue.

'I will sit down with any Republican who wants to talk about a paid leave plan including President Trump,' she said at a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday. 'That's an invitation.'

Gillibrand - Ivanka - Trump - Issue - Her

Gillibrand said she has already met with Ivanka Trump on the issue. Her office did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for details of when that meeting occurred.

With five women running for the Democratic nomination, it's Gillibrand who's focusing on her female credentials, describing herself as a 'young mom' when she announced her bid and told The New York Times she is running a 'women plus' campaign platform.

Plan - Leave - Help

Her plan focuses on both parental leave and help...
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