On Thursday, the Trump administration will host the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave, convening lawmakers, local officials, parents, and industry leaders to discuss paid family leave and affordable childcare – issues vitally important to the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and the betterment of the American family.
The summit, spearheaded by Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, is yet another example of President Trump’s advocacy for working families and further underscores that the Republican Party is now the party of working families.
For example, long thought to be an issue owned by the left, it is now the GOP that is leading the way on paid family leave. Senior Adviser Trump has consistently prioritized the issue of paid leave, and in doing so, has paved the way for paid family leave to be included in two of President Trump’s federal budgets. This marks the first time in history paid family leave has been included in a budget, let alone two.
Meeting with over 60 lawmakers, Ivanka Trump helped to build a bipartisan coalition, resulting in the first-ever bipartisan, bicameral paid family leave plan, which provides for leave through a $5,000 early child tax credit.
Moreover, President Trump will be the first president to implement up to 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees – another enormous accomplishment moving the ball forward for new mothers and fathers. Thanks to those efforts, over two million Americans will receive paid family leave for the first time.