Ivanka Trump leads important meeting with Rubio and other lawmakers

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Tuesday morning, President Trump’s daughter and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet with lawmakers to discuss a potential program for paid family leave and child tax credit.

The meeting, scheduled for 11:30 am, which will not be open to reporters, will reportedly include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Deb. Fischer, (R-Neb.).  The location of the meeting is unknown.

According to the Tampa Bay, Rubio had proposed a new federal tax credit in 2015 that would provide between 4 to 12 weeks of paid family leave for employees, including a tax credit of up to $4,000 per employee per year.

In a Facebook live chat, Rubio stated, “As some of you may recall now for a couple years, I’ve been supportive of doing something to incentivize paid family leave, because we’re a pro-family family, but also the child tax credit because I truly believe that being a parent is the most important job anyone will ever do.”

Fischer introduced a bill this year that would give tax credits to companies who offer paid maternity and paid paternity leave, which Rubio supported.

Ivanka has recommended a policy that includes a mandatory six weeks of paid leave for both mothers and fathers, but conservatives have been slow to support it, the Washington Examiner reported.

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