Lankford seeks to allow pregnant moms to claim Child Tax Credit for their unborn babies

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today, joined by several of their Senate colleagues, 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.

“A mom with a baby in her womb and a mom with a baby in her arms are both moms who deserve to be treated as such under our laws and policies,” said Lankford. “Federal benefits available to moms should be available to all moms. I’m glad to join Senator Daines and our colleagues to ensure the federal government treats all moms the same, no matter how small or young her baby is.”

“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,” Daines said. “From prenatal care to stocking up on baby supplies, this tax relief will help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby.”

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