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Strengthening the Child Tax Credit

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Washington, D.C., March 15, 2019 | comments

Dear Friend,

Every child deserves a fair shot at success. Today, too many parents are facing difficult realities as they try to raise a family. Stagnating wages, higher housing costs, and student loan debt are making it harder for parents to give their children the opportunities they need to succeed. In Washington state, approximately 226,000 children live below the poverty line.

That’s why I, along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the American Family Act, which would strengthen the Child Tax Credit and help working families. The bill would make the Child Tax Credit fully refundable and help eliminate extreme poverty in the U.S. It would also create a new Young Child Tax Credit for children under 6 and expand the maximum benefits to $3,000 annually (up from $2,000).

Growing up in a family that struggled to make ends meet, I know the impact a lack of resources can have on young peoples’ success. Expanding the Child Tax Credit to reach some of America’s most vulnerable families gives parents a greater opportunity to invest in their children’s future. To read more about the American Family Act and how it will make a significant impact to lower child poverty click here.

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Sincerely,

 

Suzan

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