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  Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:36 PM

Republicans, seeing opportunities in the suburbs, advance paid leave plans

Stephanie Akin
Simone Pathé
Roll call
3/5/19

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Democrats have dominated discussions surrounding parental leave for decades. But Republicans are now poised to introduce a raft of new proposals in the coming weeks, reflecting the party’s effort to win back the suburban women it lost in the midterms.

Lawmakers working on new legislation include Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri, Roll Call has confirmed.

The bills are the first wave of what GOP pollsters, strategists and advocates of paid leave expect to be a surge of paid leave proposals from Republicans in the run-up to 2020.

“A lot of swing women voters are up for grabs in the next election,” said Olivia Perez-Cubas, a spokeswoman for Winning for Women, a group dedicated to electing Republican women. “This could be one of those issues that brings them in.”

For years, many on the right said paid leave policies could harm small businesses, inflate government spending, and make it too expensive for companies to hire women — or conversely, that it would be better for children to have their mothers leave the workforce and stay at home.

But now, spurred in part by activism from Ivanka Trump, a growing number of Republicans have embraced arguments that it would improve maternal and fetal health, provide income stability for families, and strengthen caregivers’ connection to the workforce.



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:38 PM

I am so glad we have a party of limited government.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:13 AM

View PostMagic Rat, on 05 March 2019 - 11:38 PM, said:

I am so glad we have a party of limited government.

We haven't had one of those for probably more than a century. At least not one that is viable for national office.
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