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Rubio Prepares Conservative Answer to Paid Family Leave

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by Philip Klein, Kimberly Leonard, Robert King

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is introducing legislation next week that is likely to allow parents to draw from their Social Security benefits early in what he is calling a “conservative solution” for paid family leave. Full details of the bill haven’t been disclosed yet, but an aide to Rubio confirmed it would be similar to an idea from the conservative Independent Women’s Forum.

Under the plan, the provision to draw from Social Security would be available to each spouse for up to 12 weeks, for a total of 24 weeks, for each child who has been born or adopted.

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