Ivanka Trump believes her dad would support a generous paid family leave bill — even if it was led by Democrats.
The senior adviser — who has been focused on parental leave since taking a position in her father’s White House — said Sunday the Trump administration was working with both parties to pass legislation.
“The president has made very clear he thinks this is critical policy and now we are working with members on both sides of the aisle to see who has the right policy to move forward and to be able to garner the votes to pass this into law,” Trump said during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday.
When asked if she thought the president would still support a “Democratic-led bill,” she replied: “It could be.”
“It definitely could be,” the 38-year-old continued, adding the debate around family leave had “grown stale” under President Obama and “sat there since 2012.”
“If we want to deliver relief to working parents who need this, we need to come up with new, fresh solutions. So we’ve been working with Republicans, with Democrats on proposing alternatives,” she said.
The first daughter helped usher in new legislation this month that will guarantee 12 weeks of paid parental leave for government workers.
More than 2 million federal civilian workers will benefit from the new perk.
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