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Fight over paid leave heating up in Congress

By Lydia Wheeler 11/12/17

A bitter fight is looming in Congress over the push for paid family leave, despite broad backing for the idea from both parties and the White House.

Republicans and Democrats are divided over the details of a legislative proposal. Meanwhile, White House adviser Ivanka Trump is pushing an alternative plan, leaving no clear path forward.

Republican Reps. Mimi Walters (Calif.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) offered legislation last week to create a voluntary program for employers to offer full- and part-time employees a guaranteed minimum level of paid leave to use and at least one flexible work arrangement.

Click here to read the full article on The Hill.