Legislation Would Make Pregnant Women Eligible for Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today signed on as an original cosponsor of the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act that would allow pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit for their unborn children.

Introduced Monday by U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the legislation builds on the expanded Child Tax Credit enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which doubled the credit for working families.

“Learning you’re bringing a baby into the world sets off a flurry of preparations.  I think it makes sense to extend the Child Tax Credit for working families who are expecting children, to help them cover the significant costs associated with welcoming a baby into the family,” Hyde-Smith said.

Extending the Child Tax Credit would help working families and pregnant mothers offset some of the many costs that come with carrying a baby, everything from baby supplies to planning for the care of a newborn.

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) also cosponsored the bill.

Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) cosponsored a companion measure introduced by Congressman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) in the House of Representatives.

Click here to read the text of the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act.