When Democratic U.S. Representative Rosa Delauro and Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney agree on something it must be on the mark. In this case, both lawmakers are proposing legislation to help hard working families afford the costs of raising children by increasing the value of the federal child benefit from $2,000 to as much as $3600 per child a year. They also both propose ways to make sure the families that struggle the most really get this critical cash benefit throughout the year to help them pay their bills. PCCY’s Underwater Reports makes it clear that nearly four in ten families in region can’t make ends meet and this is exactly the kind of federal policy needed to help them.