Trump Aides Considering a Major Change to the President's Maternity Leave Plan

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland

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From The Washington Post:

By Danielle Paquette

When Donald Trump pitched his plan to extend paid leave to all new mothers in September, his campaign insisted the benefit would cover only women.

But after critics called the proposal unconstitutional and said it would encourage employers to discriminate against women, the Trump administration might be considering a change of course.

Aparna Mathur, a resident scholar in economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning research group, said she spoke in December to a “lower-level” member of Trump’s transition team about the president’s idea. Staffers were considering one key revision, she said: turning maternity leave into parental leave — a benefit that fathers, too, could access.

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