A Democratic candidate for president said she would like to talk to President Donald Trump about a paid family leave bill that would help parents care for newborns.
“I will sit down with any Republican who wants to talk about a paid leave plan, including President Trump,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., according to the Washington Examiner. “That’s an invitation.”
Gillibrand, 52, is one of several from her party vying for Trump’s job in the 2020 election. She said implementing a paid family leave policy across the board would be beneficial to families. For example, her bill called the Family Act would also allow workers to take paid leave to care for a sick relative or if they require treatment for an illness.
“It’s a major cause of the wage gap for women, who still take on the lion’s share of responsibility,” Gillibrand said.
Gillibrand announced her presidential candidacy last month.
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