On December 5, 2023, Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity hosted a briefing, “Family Economic Mobility: Finding Bipartisan Pathways to Support Pro-Family Policies,” on Capitol Hill that featured Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). They highlighted the Connected MOM Act, which would allow expectant mothers to receive medical monitoring remotely during their pregnancies, and they also spoke about possible bipartisan compromises on paid family leave, particularly for new parents, and a potential scaled down version of the expanded Child Tax Credit.

The Senators were followed by a panel of advocates and experts that highlighted the tentative movement of the Child Tax Credit and echoed the call for bipartisan collaboration.