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Paid Family Leave Cheered But Proposals Diverge At Hearing

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:15 PM EDT) -- Republicans and Democrats cheered the idea of creating a paid family leave program in the U.S., the only industrialized country that does not guarantee new mothers paid time off, but disagreed on how to do it during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday.

The hearing, which Ivanka Trump attended, pitted two plans against each other: one that would allow new parents to fund leave using their Social Security benefits, and another that would entitle new parents to a paid family leave benefit funded by taxes...
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