Ivanka Trump announced her support of her father's plan to eliminate Obama-era requirements intended to prevent pay discrimination, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal report. "Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results," Trump said in a statement Tuesday.
The first daughter has taken a public role in her father's administration advocating for working women, including pushing for equal pay. The proposal she opposes would have required businesses with more than 100 employees to hand over information about how different genders or races are getting paid to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The requirement was deemed "enormously burdensome" by Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
The former chairwoman of the EEOC, Jenny Yang, defended the rules that were written while she was the head of the commission. Before the regulations, installed under former President Barack Obama, "we'd learn about a pay-discrimination problem because someone saw a piece of paper left on a copy machine or someone was complaining about their salary to co-workers," she said. "Having pay data in summary form will also help us identify patterns that may warrant further investigation."