As we recall, senior presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump has been one of the strongest advocates for developing a federal paid leave policy and she has been met with a host of Senators and others in Congress about the issue. Her chances for success however, may have hit a pothole last week with confirmation that her top aide on the issue, Maggie Cordish, is no longer working at the White House. Speculation is now that the administration is backing off its push to pass paid leave legislation, but that notion was dismissed as inaccurate by the White House. Ivanka has been working with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to find the right mechanism to pay for a federal paid leave mandate. A few months back, Senator Rubio floated the idea of allowing employees to borrow from their future social security benefits to fund their own sick leave as necessary but that idea met with immediate resistance in many circles. As of today, they have still not filed any paid leave legislation.