Ivanka Trump has stressed that paid parental leave and support for child care costs are priorities of the administration, but she has signaled flexibility on the approach
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20 of June 2017 13:35:44
WASHINGTON – Seeking to advance her family-focused agenda, Ivanka Trump made her first official sojourn to Capitol Hill Tuesday to talk tax policy with Republican lawmakers.The senior adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump attended a meeting led by GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Participants included Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and other lawmakers.After the session, Trump tweeted: "Just left a productive meeting on the Hill to discuss issues affecting American working families, including childcare & paid family leave!"
Rubio said the gathering was spurred by a talk he had with Trump over a month ago, calling it a "first step" for Republicans to discuss tax policies for working families. Topics included a proposal to expand the child tax credit and a tax strategy to encourage businesses to offer paid family leave."If we're going to do tax reform and we should, there should be a discussion and hopefully action on how the tax code can strengthen the family, particularly working families who are struggling with the increased cost of everything," Rubio said.
Just left a productive meeting on the Hill to discuss issues affecting American working families, including childcare & paid family leave!— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) 20 de junio de 2017