Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk child care

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 21, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio jokingly tweeted Tuesday that he was "investigating" a photo of a "failed hug" between him and Ivanka Trump that caught some attention on social media.

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. "But I also think if it doesn't happen we should be prepared to move independently of a broader reform".

Trump has indicated she was open to revising the paid parental leave proposal laid out in the White House budget, which would require states to finance the benefit for new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents through unemployment insurance programs.

Nebraska Rep. Deb Fischer, who introduced a bill this year to give tax credits to companies offering paid maternity and paternity leave, participated in Tuesday's meeting, along with Iowa Sen.

Rubio defended Trump's Cuba policy on Twitter, creating the hashtag #BetterDealForCuba. He praised the first daughter earlier in June for highlighting the American Enterprise Institute's series of blog posts on paid family leave. Although Republicans in Congress are largely opposed to the proposal, Rubio and Fischer are two of its strongest supporters in the GOP.

"In order to do public policy right, it takes a little bit of time and a lot of input to make sure you have answers to every question and understand how it all works together". Members discussed making the Child Tax Credit more impactful for the working class and eliminating marriage penalties in the tax code.

Fischer reintroduced a bill in the Senate this year that would offer a tax credit to businesses who offer paid family leave to employees. So I would encourage patience. She's now meeting with lawmakers on child tax credit.

And then, at some point, Rubio went in for a hug.

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