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Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies”

The senior adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump went to the Capitol for a meeting with Sen.

Little Marco Rubio and Ivanka "Lil' Trumpet" Trump met at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning.

The Florida Republican invited colleagues to meet with him and Trump during her trip to the Hill about child tax credits, including Sen.

Rubio and Lee have proposed enhancing the child tax credit, which now provides a tax credit of up to $1,000 for qualifying families.

"Just left a productive meeting on the Hill to discuss issues affecting American working families, including childcare & paid family leave!".

Paid family leave has been a main issue for Trump, who reached out to Rubio about a month and a half ago to set up a meeting.

Rubio and Sen. Deb Fischer, who also participated in the meeting, said that the meeting was meant to make members of both chambers as well as Trump aware of potential options for creating tax credits for child care and to familiarize Trump with lawmakers who have been active on these issues. Joni Ernst, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Utah Sen.

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"It's so important to have Ivanka Trump use her platform to shine a light on the challenges working families face", said Fischer.

Ivanka Trump has stressed that paid parental leave and support for child care costs are priorities of the administration, but she has signaled flexibility on the approach.

"She's expressed a strong interest in many different elements that I think comprise a pro-family tax reform".

Rubio and Lee have proposed enhancing the child tax credit, which now provides a tax credit of up to $1,000 for qualifying families. Trump is a mother of three children and has called for six weeks of mandatory paid leave for parents.

Trump said she was "looking forward to a robust discussion" as she entered the session, according to The Associated Press.

And on Wednesday, female Democratic lawmakers in the House will hold their own hearing on the need for paid family and medical leave, which the organizers have described as a "response to President Trump's wholly inadequate proposal for paid parental leave, included in his disastrous budget".



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