WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he hasn’t seen Donald Trump’s plan to make child care more affordable, which includes giving new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Johnson declined to comment Tuesday on Trump’s new proposal because he hadn’t seen it. Johnson spoke briefly after leaving a lunch where Trump’s running mate Mike Pence spoke to Republican senators.
Johnson says he has a lot of respect for Pence and calls him a “solid choice for vice president.”
Pence was making the rounds in Washington meeting with Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Johnson’s opponent, Democrat Russ Feingold, has called for more paid and flexible time off for families for such things as a birth, recover from an illness or help a sick family member.