Tim Scott on Families & Children



Protect HeadStart and let parents choose childcare

Q: Childcare costs are topping $10,000 per month. You had an effort to broaden eligibility for childcare assistance but that fell apart last year. If you weren't able to get it through the Congress, how could you do it as president?

SCOTT: One of the things I did as a member of the Congress was to make sure that we protected the Head Start programs around the country, giving people the opportunity to pick and choose the place that they send their children. The challenges that we see today under the Biden administration is that the cost for daycare has gone over $15,000 per child.

Q: How do we fix that problem?

SCOTT: We actually cut taxes and give more Americans their money back. When I helped write the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we actually lowered a single mother's taxes by 70%, for dual-income households by 60%. Then we doubled the child tax credit and made it refundable. By doing that, more parents had more resources to make the decisions how to take care of their family.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley , Sep 27, 2023

Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month.

Scott co-sponsored Recognizing National Foster Care Month

RESOLUTION recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

Source: H.Res.577/S.Res.442 14_SRes442 on May 13, 2014

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