Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, is joining with nine other Congress members to introduce the Care for Her Act, which would establish a new community-based approach to care for expecting mothers and their children, a release notes.
The Care for Her Act (HR 5163) would provide a child tax credit for the fetus and identify existing pregnancy and parenting support services for families.
“The Care for Her Act creates and expands resources for pregnant women and delivers greater peace of mind to expecting mothers, especially those who face unexpected pregnancy,” Tenney said in a statement.
“This innovative new community-based approach includes policies like a pre-born child tax credit, educational resources, housing grants, and improvements to healthcare that will help new and expecting mothers. It is so important that we invest in families and properly care for those beginning the rewarding journey of motherhood…”