Trump Paid Leave Push Might Fizzle In GOP Congress

Law360, New York (March 3, 2017, 7:26 PM EST) -- Even though President Donald Trump threw his support behind a federal paid leave program during his first speech before a joint session of Congress, experts say any such proposal will likely meet numerous roadblocks from Republican lawmakers who have historically opposed any federally mandated paid leave plan.

During the campaign, paid leave was one issue where Trump broke sharply from traditional Republican orthodoxy, unveiling a proposed plan during a speech in Aston, Pennsylvania, that called for six weeks of paid maternity leave to mothers who do not already receive leave from their employer. Although the issue has been on the back...

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