Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to outline steps to provide workers with three months of paid family and medical leave, seeking to draw a contrast with Hillary Clinton on how it would be paid for.
The Democratic presidential contender was holding a news conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to discuss his support for a Senate bill that would offer paid leave for people when they have a child or when their family members become sick.
The bill would be paid for by raising payroll taxes on a typical worker by $1.61 per week.
Clinton opposes the plan because she has vowed not to raise taxes on middle-class families. She supports providing three months of paid leave for workers but hasn't yet said how she would pay for it.