Lawmakers reintroduce parental leave legislation
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Feb 14, 2017
Banking on having an ally under the new administration, two lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would give paid parental leave to federal employees, UPI.com reports.
Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill that would provide six weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child with the hopes of garnering the compassion of the daughter of President Donald Trump, Ivanka, according to the report.
Ivanka urged her father to make paid maternity leave a part of his platform and he was the only Republican candidate to take on the issue, the report notes.