Congress will soon be debating two different versions of federal paid leave laws as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD.) joined Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introducing the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act earlier this week. Although the immediate focus of the democrat bill is solely on federal government employees and provides all federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave for all absences authorized by the Family and Medical Leave Act, we can expect efforts will be made to expand its reach to cover private employees as well. At the same time, Presidential first daughter Ivanka Trump continues to work with Republican Senators on developing a national paid leave policy for all employers – public and private. Her most recent efforts have been with Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy. An earlier version of national paid leave she worked on was sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. That legislation died on the vine as it failed to win any democratic support in the Senate.