The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution looks at three existing proposals, saying none of them are likely to pass. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While success is unlikely for several current Democrat and Republican proposals for a federal paid family and medical leave law — including one by President Donald Trump — think tanks representing both sides of the aisle have come up with a compromise idea they believe might achieve consensus in Congress.

“In these partisan times, we felt an obligation to work toward a compromise that all of us could support to some extent,” write the authors of a joint report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Issue Whose Time Has Come.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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