The Family Security Act

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The transcript for this event can be found here.

Please join Sen. Mitt Romney and Ross Douthat of The New York Times, along with Sutherland Institute President and CEO Rick Larsen, for a discussion of The Family Security Act.

Is a child allowance what families need, or is it universal basic income in disguise? Will it improve families’ prospects or discourage work among low-income parents?

Sutherland has assessed some aspects of the Act – you can read that analysis of the legislation here prior to the event.

“I introduced the Family Security Act as a means to help families meet the challenges they face as they take on the most important work any of us will ever do—raising our society’s children,” Sen. Romney said. “I appreciate the work of the Sutherland Institute in bringing greater attention to this policy debate, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how we can chart the best path toward greater financial security for American families.” 

“The Romney plan has sparked notable reaction on both sides of the aisle and even debate within conservative circles,” Larsen responded. “We look forward to hosting a discussion that will provide an objective and informed analysis.”

Attendees are required to register online before the virtual event to receive a Zoom invitation. This event is open to the public and to media. For questions, please contact Rayanne Matlock at rayanne@sifreedom.org.