Friday, December 16, 2016

Ivanka Trump calling lawmakers to discuss child care legislation

President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has reportedly been making phone calls to lawmakers about child care legislation.

A transition source told CNN that Trump has been calling female members of Congress that she met on the Hill in September, as well as the members of the Ways and Means Committee.

Sarah Chamberlain, the president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership, also told Independent Journal Review that the president-elect's daughter has been calling GOP lawmakers since her father's victory on Election Day.

“She’s calling some to talk about the child care provisions,” Chamberlain said, as reported by IJ Review on Thursday. “It’s gonna be a big issue for her.”

Chamberlain also told the publication that Trump's daughter is hoping to play an important role in the upcoming administration.

“I think she’s hoping to [play a large role in the administration]. It did come out she’s gonna have an office in the East Wing and actually I think she’s gonna be a great addition. I think she was a huge help in getting her father elected,” she said.The Trump camp has pushed back against those reports, however.
"This is false. No decisions regarding Ivanka's involvement have been made," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill on Wednesday regarding office space.
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump introduced potential policies he said are designed make child care more affordable.

"We need working mothers to be fairly compensated for their work, and to have access to affordable, quality child care for their kids," Trump said while unveiling his proposal in September.
"As a society we need to create policies that champion all parents, enabling the American family to thrive," said Ivanka Trump during the same event.
 
The proposed policy is expected to include plan to guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave.
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