Senate Bill Would Let Pregnant Moms Claim the Child Tax Credit for Their Unborn Children

National   Steven Ertelt   Apr 16, 2019   |   6:10PM   

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today reintroduced the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act, which allows pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit for their unborn children.

This bill builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by supporting families and pregnant mothers with the many costs that come with carrying a baby, as well as planning for the care of a newborn baby.For more information on the bill, click HERE.

“From stocking up on diapers to taking time off work for their child’s prenatal care, expecting parents begin providing for their child as soon as they learn they are having a baby,” Daines said. “All parents should be able to claim the Child Tax Credit to help them better prepare for the arrival of their newborn.”

The bill is cosponsored by Senators Ben Sasse (NE), Deb Fischer (NE), Kevin Cramer (ND), Joni Ernst (IA), and James Lankford (OK). U.S. House Representative Mark Meadows (NC) also introduced a companion bill.

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To download text of the bill, click HERE.

Background:

Daines first introduced this legislation in February, 2018.