In his first official address to Congress on Tuesday evening, President Trump appeared to take a more inclusive approach to paid family leave, by not specifying mothers in his speech.
“My administration wants to work with members in both parties to make child care accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents have paid family leave, to invest in women’s health,” he said. His existing maternity leave proposals would be paid through unemployment benefits to parents by those companies that don’t offer it. Given that the remarks were prepared, experts noted that he referred to “new parents” rather than new mothers, and say that should be reflected in his policy. See article here.