What Conservatives Are Saying about Paid Family Leave.
"We need a national policy to increase access to paid parental leave for new parents."
-Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida) and Rep. Anne Wagner (MO-02)
Republicans need to roll up their sleeves, reach across the aisle, and get a new federal paid-leave program enacted. Paid parental leave is good policy and good politics.
-Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
"The policy outlined in the administration's recent budget proposal emphasizes the need for mothers and fathers to have access to paid leave to encourage both parents to share parenting responsibilities and to strive toward minimizing hiring biases.... [Paid family leave] will have an especially positive effect for women."
"The concept of providing paid leave to new parents so that they may care for their newborn children has widespread bipartisan support. Despite its popularity, the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate or subsidize at least some form of paid parental leave."
-Kristin Shapiro, Independent Women's Forum
"...a lack of national family-friendly policies is hurting the United States."
-Betsey Stevenson at AEI