Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah unveiled a rebooted proposal in June to provide most parents with up to $350 per kid in monthly checks, totaling $4,200 annually for younger children. A larger share of the cash benefit would flow to working parents while shrinking payments to those who aren't employed.GOP Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Steve Daines signed onto the plan as well. But it falls far short of the GOP votes needed to give it a shot at become law.The measure differs from the expired Biden child tax credit implemented last summer since it reimposes a work requirement for parents to be eligible. An analysis from Niskanen Center indicated the Romney proposal would slash child poverty by roughly 13%. By comparison, the Biden child tax credit dented child poverty by a third.Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is leading a measure that would allow pregnant mothers to claim the child tax credit, issuing up to $2,000 provided they have taxable income.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 in a January statement. From prenatal care to stocking up on baby supplies, this tax relief will help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby.Twelve other Republicans, including Sens. Romney, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, and Tim Scott of South Carolina endorse the measure as well. But it's unlikely to gain traction anytime soon.Shortly after Roe was overturned, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida put forward a pro-life framework that included a paid leave initiative. It would provide parents with at least three months of paid leave, financed with cuts to their future Social Security benefits.Democrats are unlikely to support the idea, since they favor expanding benefits and not reducing them. The left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that parents would lose up to 4% of their lifetime retirement benefits for every three months of leave taken.