A new version of federal paid leave legislation has again been filed in Congress, with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) teaming up with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Representatives Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Anne Wagner (R-MO) to sponsor the newest version. Under the legislation, new parents would be eligible to take early Social Security benefits for up to three months to finance paid parental leave. As a trade-off, those new parents who avail themselves of the paid parental leave benefits, would need to either delay their Social Security retirement age by the three months or reduce their Social Security retirement benefit for the first five years of their retirement. A few weeks ago, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and others filed legislation with a different approach – increasing payroll taxes to allow for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave and/or medical for a loved one or one’s self. Both approaches face significant challenges to passage in the partisan branches of Congress.