U.S. could get first paid family leave benefit under Trump budget proposal

Danielle Paquette & Damian Paletta, The Washington Post, May 18, 2017

"“It’s a fair starting point to the conversation,” said Abby McCloskey, former policy adviser to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, an early supporter for paid leave on the right. “Trump has the opportunity to push the Republican Party forward and create a new line of thinking.”"


Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/w...

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has a cure for the lackluster economy. It has nothing to do with interest rates.

Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post, May 8, 2017

"“The nature of work and families have changed dramatically over the last 50 years — especially for women — yet our labor policies have largely stayed the same,” McCloskey said. “The result is a big disconnect between what working parents need and what is provided.”"


Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/w...

Paid family leave: Frequently asked questions from a Republican perspective

Abby McCloskey, AEI-Brookings Joint Blog, February 13, 2017

"Over the last few years, I’ve had numerous conversations with political leaders about the opportunity to introduce a paid parental leave policy. Several of the same questions and concerns tend to pop up among conservatives, which I would like to address here, considering that the new administration and Congressional majority are Republican."

Source: http://www.aei.org/publication/paid-family...

Child Care & Paid Leave Policies That Work For Working Parents

Abby McCloskey, Aparna Mathur, Angela Rachidi, National Review, January 9, 2017

"In our personal experiences and scholarly work, we see a policy environment that has missed significant opportunities to support families and foster economic growth. Conservatives in particular have been slow to realize the benefits of these policies, but 2017 offers the GOP a huge opportunity to change that."

Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4436...

Examining what's ahead under GOP

Abby McCloskey, The Dallas Morning News, November 11, 2016

"In the coming days, President Trump has a crucial choice to make: Does he prioritize the red meat, populist reforms he promised on the campaign trail? Or does he prioritize reforms that have the highest potential of jumpstarting the economy and helping the "forgotten" Americans, whose imaginations he has so successfully captured and whose votes he has won?"

Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commenta...

The GOP Is In An Ideological Civil War

Reihan Salam, Slate, September 14, 2016

"On the surface—and again, the surface is all we have right now—Trump’s paid maternity leave proposal bears a close resemblance to a very good one advanced by domestic policy analyst Abby M. McCloskey in National Affairs last year. McCloskey, a conservative in good standing, has served as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Donald Trump’s mortal enemy, the famously low-energy former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Her proposed maternity-leave program is simple, cheap, pro-growth, and business-friendly." 

Source: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_pol...

Is Hillary Good For Women?

Abby McCloskey, National Review Online, July 21, 2016

"Hillary has rejected her husband’s New Democrat platform, which led to one of the most successful economic periods for American women. Free trade, fiscal responsibility, and welfare reform were followed by rising wages in the 1990s and by the highest labor-force participation rate among women ever reached in America: 60 percent in 1999. Instead, she has taken a page from President Obama’s playbook for economic growth, accepting as the new normal the weakest economic recovery since World War II. That means that Obama-era weakness would continue, which isn’t great for women (or men, for that matter)."

Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4381...

It's Time For A Supply Side Experiment

Abby McCloskey, Forbes, June 30, 2016

"America’s economy has all but sputtered to a standstill. GDP growth in the first quarter was an anemic 1.1%. After seven years of the Obama Administration, liberals have few people to blame but themselves. Which is why it is curious that some high-profile liberals are busy denouncing conservative economic policies to jumpstart the economy, such as tax cuts."

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abbymccloskey/...