Sen. Lee, Colleagues Introduce Bill Giving Pregnant Moms Child Tax Credit
January 31, 2022
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) along with colleague Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and others reintroduced the “Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act,” which allows pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for their unborn children. This is a continuation of Lee’s efforts to expand the Child Tax Credit. Sen. Lee was a primary advocate for the CTC expansion in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 and pushed CTC expansion in COVID relief legislation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Of the bill, Sen. Lee said, “The Child Tax Credit supports families through the increased costs of raising children. It is a societal statement recognizing the value that children and parents bring to our country, and parenthood begins long before birth. Utah recognizes the value of families more than anywhere else. I am honored to support its expansion and to include expectant mothers whose children are not yet born. This bill will help protect life, support parents, and reduce the number of children born into poverty.”
“Expecting parents begin providing and preparing for their child the minute they learn they’re having a baby—the Child Tax Credit should reflect the fact that unborn children are children too,” Sen. Daines said. “From prenatal care to stocking up on baby supplies, this tax relief will help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby.”
For text of the bill, click HERE.