Included in Biden’s $3.5 trillion dollar spending plan, there is a tax penalty for married couples. 33 Republican senators, led by Sen. Mitt Romney, united to send a letter to Senate leaders criticizing the measure. The Republican senators argued that America is in need of strong marriages and the harmful taxation sends the wrong message to American families. “We believe that marriage is a vital social good. It is misguided and unfair for the government to build bigger barriers for couples to marry,” senators concluded.