Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump to draft paid family leave plan

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio is teaming up with Ivanka Trump to draft a more generous tax credit for parents.

Rubio and the First Daughter will huddle at the Capitol Tuesday morning with other lawmakers to help push forward a more pro-family tax reform package.

Ivanka Trump, a mother of three, has been a strong advocate for policies to help parents. A six-week paid parental leave plan was included in her father’s inaugural budget that’s estimated to cost $19 billion over 10 years.

Rubio (R-Fla.) supported a paid family leave plan as a 2016 presidential candidate. In 2015, he proposed with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) a more generous tax credit of $2,500 per child, up from the current maximum of $1,000.

Other members of Congress were invited to join the private meeting to discuss “pro-family tax reform initiatives.”

The initiative could be part of a larger tax-reform package the GOP-led Congress wants to adopt this year.

“There’s a component of it that I’m working with Ivanka Trump on, which is the pro-family component of it,” Rubio said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“We argue that parents should be able to keep more of their own money to raise their children. We’re a pro-family party.”