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Lawmakers clash on how to implement for paid family leave

Gabriella Muñoz The Washington TimesFebruary 18, 2019

It was supposed to be a rare area of bipartisanship, but Democrats and Republicans are now feuding over the best approach to implementing paid family leave.

President Trump embraced the policy at his State of the Union address earlier this month, putting a national spotlight on an issue his elder daughter Ivanka Trump has championed.

Lawmakers in both parties cheered, saying the goal was worthwhile but they are now at odds over how to pay for it.

Key Democrats reintroduced their plan last week, calling for employers to provide 12 weeks of family leave for employees with a new child or who are dealing with personal health issues or health issues with a spouse or family member.

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