(RepublicanDaily.org) – The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on many people. However, for parents of young children, the burden is especially heavy. The financial and practical uncertainty of having children during a pandemic has discouraged many prospective parents from starting a family. Research data reported by BBC News indicates that the US is facing some of its lowest birth rates in a century.
On Monday, April 26, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced new legislation that will, if passed, provide single parents with $6,000 in parent tax credits. Married parents would get $12,000. The credit would apply to parents who have kids under the age of 13. The bill attempts to make it easier for parents to balance their professional and family lives.
Today I’m proposing major new tax relief to help working parents start their families & raise their kids how they want to https://t.co/9e5KP8Mvel
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) April 26, 2021
Hawley’s is not the only such proposal to come from a GOP lawmaker in recent times. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) recently introduced a bill that would overhaul the child tax credit to effectively issue monthly payments to parents.
Proposals like these could keep young parents out of financial hardship at the most challenging time in our shared history.
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