Some Republican Senator’s seem interested in talking about the benefit….
It is unknown if the House would support an increase in benefits for America workers…
The plan would be to pay for this from Social Security benefits…
The idea has been supported by Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump….
A Senate panel will hold a hearing next week on paid family leave — an issue that has become a priority for some lawmakers in both parties as well as for the president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump.
Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) are both expected to testify at the hearing, which will be held July 11 by the Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. The two senators have been leading voices on paid-family leave in their respective parties.
Gillibrand has offered a bill, co-sponsored by most other Senate Democrats, that would increase payroll taxes to fund 12 weeks of paid family leave. Workers would receive up to two-thirds of their wages while on the leave.
Ernst, along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), have been considering a proposal by the Independent Women’s Forum that would allow people to receive paid family leave in the form of early Social Security benefits, in exchange for deferring collection of Social Security retirement benefits.
Under IWF’s proposal, workers making an average wage would be paid about 45 percent of wages while on leave…..