Leading Moms Group Lauds Investments in Maternal Health, Building a Better America in Biden Budget Proposal
“There is much to praise in President Biden's FY 2023 budget proposal, including badly needed, long overdue investments that would cut the cost of child care and health care for millions of families; improve maternal health care; and help people in this country access the mental health care they need. Moms strongly support the billionaire tax; we know that it is long past time that billionaires pay their fair share of taxes, and that moms and families need a care infrastructure more than billionaires need their tax breaks.
“We see many of the measures the President has proposed, in this FY 2023 budget and in the FY 2022 budget reconciliation process, as essential, including reducing the cost of child care, free pre-K, paid family and medical leave, better health coverage and lower prescription drug costs, continuation of the expanded Child Tax Credit, home- and community-based services, expanded school and summer meals for children, and more assistance for families struggling with high housing costs. It is up to Congress to ensure that these measures, which are essential to families’ economic security and survival, are enacted immediately.
“Community safety is of paramount importance to America’s moms. However, we are disappointed in the Biden administration’s proposed investment in more policing. Our country’s safest communities do not have more police. Moving forward, we will encourage the Biden administration and Congress to prioritize the family economic security and public health solutions that hold great promise to reduce crime.
“America’s moms will continue speaking out to convince lawmakers to pass the programs and policies that make it possible for low-income and working families, communities of color, immigrant families, LGBTQ+ communities, and people with disabilities to not just survive, but thrive. We need a family-centered approach to budgeting that includes all of us.”