DNC Goes All Out On Paul Ryan And Paid Family Leave
Huffington Post - over 2 years
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee is making paid family leave one of its banner issues in the 2016 election cycle, using the ascendance of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as an opportunity to hammer Republicans on the subject. The House elected Ryan its new speaker on Thursday, succeeding Ohio Republican John Boehner. Ryan wasn't eager for the job; his colleagues pleaded with him to take it after it became clear that no one else with an actual shot of getting enough votes wanted to lead the fractious GOP caucus. Ryan remained skeptical, and extracted a number of concessions from lawmakers before agreeing to run. The most personal condition was that he didn't want to give up his "family time" -- he goes back to Wisconsin each weekend to be with his wife and three young children. "When Paul Ryan said he won't compromise his family time in order to take a promotion, the first thing many Americans thought is, 'Gee, I wish I had that luxury,'" said Kaylie Hanson, directo...
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