Senate Democrats are already lining up against legislation that would create a federal paid family leave policy for workers to access for the birth of a child or the caring of an ill family member. The bill, known as the Economic Security for New Parents Act will allow parents to borrow from Social Security when they have a child and then defer retirement benefits for three to six months upon retirement. It was officially filed yesterday by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio has been working with First Daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump on developing a paid family leave policy for the past year. The bill includes a 3-year automatic expiration date, which sources concede may be indicative of anticipated problems in getting Republicans to support the Rubio approach but at the cost of any democratic (bipartisan) support for the approach. The National Partnership for Women & Families issued a statement in strong opposition to the Rubio approach, and the American Sustainable Business Council described the proposal as being “a long way away from what American employees need and what most businesses want to provide.” Much more to come on this issue . . .