Yesterday Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced their tax reform plan. Sadly, it does very little to help children access high quality child care and early learning. While the plan includes a modest increase in the Child Tax Credit, the increase leaves out 16 million kids living in poverty.1
To really help kids succeed, grow the economy and strengthen working families, Congress should expand the child care tax credit.
Millions of kids living in poverty miss out on quality child care. The result? They often start school behind their peers. Many never catch up.
By expanding the child care tax credit, Congress would help more kids attend quality child care and early learning programs. And when kids have access to good child care and early education, they are more likely to graduate from high school and stay in the work force. Please join me in calling on Congress not to leave kids behind in tax reform.
Things are moving incredibly fast on Capitol Hill so we have no time to lose.
Will you please send a message to your representative today?
- Mark K. Shriver, Save the Children Action Network
1. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Child Tax Credit Increases in GOP Tax Plan Exclude Millions of Children in Low-Income Working Families, https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-tax/child-tax-credit-increases-in-gop-tax-plan-exclude-millions-of-children-in-low ;