Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax credit
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 3:55
Miami U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has been getting trolled on social media after a cringe-worthy photo of his awkward attempt to embrace the much taller Ivanka Trump popped up on political websites. In 2015, he proposed a $2,500 tax credit and included paid family leave in his 2016 presidential campaign platform. Deb Fischer, R-Neb. "Just left a productive meeting on the Hill to discuss issues affecting American working families, including childcare & paid family leave!" she wrote. Joni Ernst, South Carolina Sen.
Like the proverbial apple not falling far from the tree (although don't mention that word around him), President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has given, let's say, mixed messages when it comes to paid family leave. The administration is seeking to include a child care proposal as part of a tax reform effort.
Rubio appears to be working more closely with the Trump family since the president announced plans June 17 to reverse the more lenient Cuban travel and trade policies enacted by former President Obama. Advancing parental leave in the Republican-controlled Congress is considered highly unlikely, but winning some family-oriented tax changes are possible.
Rubio said his team believed they had "unclassified photographic evidence" of the incident.. Rubio and Lee have proposed enhancing the credit, which now provides a tax credit of up to $1,000 for qualifying families. "Ivanka was working with Miller in his office in the afternoon on the speech, including the paragraph on paid family leave". As she entered the session, she said she was "looking forward to a robust discussion".
Response to that proposal has been mixed.
Asked if he supports paid family leave, which Ivanka Trump has also been working on, Rubio said: "I think we need to do something about family leave, absolutely". And both Democrats and Republicans raised questions about the cost burden for states.