The Families First Bill (also known as the Mommy Meyer Bill, and eventually the Meyer Bill) is a bill that would use tax dollars to help low income families and help them rise out of poverty.

The bill failed in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress.

Background Edit

Selina Meyer, within a week of her inauguration following the resignation of Stuart Hughes, was planning a Families First Bill, but could only do it with money saved from Hughes' plans. At the State of the Union, Meyer mistakenly allowed Hughes' plans to continue.

Controversy Edit

Despite Meyer genuinely believing in the bill, it turned out to be toxic in the eye of the Public, with Tom James saying that people want to pay for their own families, not others. Bill O'Brien said, of the Bill, "If Families First is passed, the whole concept of family will come to an end."

The Meyer team, realizing how toxic the Bill is, needs it to fail in order to win the 2016 presidential election. They hire Dan Egan and Amy Brookheimer, both ex-staffers turned-lobbyists to convince congressmen on the fence about the Bill to vote against it. Congressman Moyes realizes what the Meyer team is up to. The Bill is rejected by the House and Moyes asks for an investigation into what went on, leading to a Congressional hearing, where Bill Ericsson is scapegoated.

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