Following the failure of Democrats’ “Build Back Better” legislation, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) challenged the Administration to actually work with Republicans and Democrats on a bipartisan solution on lasting, fiscally-responsible family policy:
“Now that it is clear “Build Back Better” isn’t moving forward and with bipartisan opposition to extending the President’s ill-crafted Child Tax Credit, the Administration has an opportunity to do what it failed to do before—actually work with Republicans and Democrats on a lasting, fiscally-responsible CTC reform. My Family Security Act, a plan that I introduced in February to streamline existing family policies into one child benefit, has been analyzed and praised by progressives and conservatives alike and could serve as a starting point. Concerns about how changes to the CTC could impact a family’s connection to work can and should be addressed. Legislation that impacts something as important as our children must be done on a bipartisan basis, and I urge my colleagues to come to the negotiating table to get something done for American families.”
In February, Senator Romney introduced the Family Security Act—legislation that would modernize federal support into a fully paid for monthly cash benefit, letting parents choose how best to support their family. The Family Security Act would also support families during pregnancy, promote marriage, and provide equal treatment for both working and stay-at-home parents. Policy leaders and writers from across the political spectrum analyzed and praised Romney’s proposal. Previously, in 2019, Senator Romney introduced a bipartisan plan with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to expand and reform the Child Tax Credit.