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Ivanka Trump to Congress: Get the ball rolling on child care legislation

Ivanka Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, President-elect Donald Trump's eldest (and, apparently, favorite) daughter, is reportedly already making calls to Republican lawmakers, telling them to get rolling on her signature child care reform legislation.

Sarah Chamberlain, president and CEO of the center-right organization Republican Main Street Partnership, told the Independent Journal Review Thursday that Ivanka Trump has been in touch with Republican congressmen ever since her father's surprise electoral victory last month.

"She’s calling some to talk about the child-care provisions," she said. "It’s gonna be a big issue for her."

News of Ivanka Trump's gung-ho attitude toward the child care legislation comes a couple days after reports that she will likely maintain an office in the East Wing of the White House, which falls in line with Chamberlain's understanding that she's "hoping to [play a large role in the administration]."

"I think she’s gonna be a great addition,"Chamberlain added. "I think she was a huge help in getting her father elected."

While entitlements are not typically popular among conservatives, Ivanka Trump joined then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on the campaign trail to pitch the child care plan, according to CNN, during a September rally in Pennsylvania:

Trump, flanked by his daughter Ivanka Trump, a working mother who helped craft the policies, said he would seek to make child care expenses tax deductible for families earning less than $500,000 and called for establishing tax-free accounts to be used for child care and child enrichment activities.

"We want to end the economic punishment for motherhood in the United States. We believe that our plan makes great strides toward doing so," the Trump campaign said of the policy at the time.

Along with tax credits, the reform calls for a mandate to be placed on companies, requiring mothers be offered six weeks of paid maternity leave.

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