New York, NY —
In the first bill she's authoring as a senator, Kirsten Gillibrand wants to eliminate a fee paid by parents who use state programs to collect child support. Senator Gillibrand says the federal government, not single parents, should pay for the service. The bill would affect 200,000 families in New York State, saving them a total of $65 million.
GILLIBRAND: It's to me outrageous that we're trying to balance the federal budget on the backs of single moms. It just doesn't make any sense.
The federal government has been collecting the $25 dollar per case since 2006. It was signed into law by former President Bush as part of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act.