President Trump touted the importance paid family leave on Thursday, a cause pushed by his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump. A number of lawmakers are at the White House for a summit, where thepromoted the administration's principles for child care reform.
"From the very beginning it's been extraordinary, she has been so extraordinary in terms of her advocacy for America's working families," Mr. Trump said, repeating an unproven claim that she has created 14 million jobs.
Ivanka Trump has emphasized paid leave, which has until recently been much more of a Democrat issue than a Republican one, as an administration priority.
The White House on Thursday is releasing its White House Principles for Child Care Reform.
"At the heart of our reforms is democratizing choice and control—by giving it to parents," Ivanka Trump said in her prepared remarks. "We are focused on improving the quality of care; expanding affordable options that meet the needs of each family; and removing regulatory barriers that make it difficult to start in-home or faith-based child education services."