Trump to Unveil New Child Care Affordability Policies
Sep 14 2016 by Larry Hoffman
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's child-care plan would guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave to working mothers, and Trump's daughter Ivanka will join him in suburban Pennsylvania as he discusses the issue, his campaign said Tuesday.
Republican vice president candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. share a laugh during a news conference following their meeting at the.
New radio ads unveiled by the Clinton campaign ahead of Trump's Tuesday speech highlight what the campaign called her "lifelong commitment to fighting for children and families".
"His plan is not for the wealthy, but rather provides the biggest benefit to working- and middle-class families", the Trump campaign said in a statement prior to his speech in Aston, Pa., near Philadelphia. Addressing hundreds on the University of MI campus Tuesday, the Democratic vice presidential nominee said, "If you are chumming around with the head of the Klu Klux Klan, people who have that title, that's deplorable".
Pence, the governor of IN, said on Twitter Monday night that his comments about Duke, IN a pair of interviews on CNN and Fox News, were being taken out of context.
Pence also said that both Clinton and Trump should release detailed medical information on their physical health, arguing that the disclosures are in the public interest. Before his comments at the RNC, the Republican got a warm reception from GOP lawmakers in a private meeting on Capitol Hill. He declined to answer questions on whether Cruz would endorse Trump. And Trump has been trying to soften his image among college-educated women who have been reluctant to support a candidate who has made many derogatory remarks toward women.
"He's basically vouching for Donald Trump, because he knows that most of the people in the room don't know him also", said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).
Trump will unveil the plans in a speech in a Philadelphia suburb, a key area in a vital swing state as Trump tries to build his appeal with more moderate, independent voters - especially women.
Pence explained he's "not in the name-calling business" and he said he was "not going to validate the language Hillary Clinton used to describe the American people".
Clinton weighed in on Twitter on Monday, saying, "If you won't say the KKK is deplorable, you have no business running the country". During the exchange in a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska asked the in governor what to say to his own daughter when she expresses concerns about Trump's views on women. Rep. Joe Crowley of NY said there was "not a single question or reverberation" about Clinton's health at a meeting Tuesday of House Democrats. "And I am very, very proud of their charitable record".
Trump will also lay out plans to create new "Dependent Care Savings Accounts" that would allow families to set aside money to look after children or elderly parents. The issue has become a signature issue for Ms. Trump, who spoke fervently about the topic during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Trump would limit the child care tax deduction to individuals earning $250,000 or less, or $500,000 or less if filing jointly.
Pence came under fire for refusing to to use the term "deplorable" during an interview with CNN on Monday.