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Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit Can Make Generational Change

Originally published on The Brink. In 2021, Congress used the American Rescue Plan Act to dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides tax credits based on income level […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Child Tax Credit Agreement

This week, Congressional leaders announced a bipartisan Child Tax Credit agreement that prioritizes families with low incomes and is estimated to lift 400,000 children out of poverty this year. The […]

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Allison Bovell-Ammon Interviewed By WNHN Radio

On August 10th Allison Bovell-Ammon, Director of Policy Strategy at Children’s HealthWatch, and Shailly Gupta Barnes, Policy Director of the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign, were interviewed by […]

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A checklist on the Biden presidency: His legislative wins and losses

Originally posted on CBC News. Biden campaigned on more generous family policy — paid parental leave, which, unlike other industrialized countries, the U.S. lacks; universal pre-kindergarten; and a child-tax credit similar […]

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – Watch the Recording for Lessons from the Pandemic: Impact of the Child Tax Credit

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – Watch the Recording for ‘I Didn’t Have to Worry’ Report Press Conference

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Bring Back the Child Tax Credit

Originally posted on The Progressive News. The data is clear: monthly payments drastically reduced childhood poverty when they were in place. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and increased inflation, 15% of […]

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Food insufficiency in families with children increased after expiration of Child Tax Credit monthly payments

Originally posted on Economic Policy Institute. Amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and increased inflation, 15% of households with children reported food insufficiency in March–April 2022. The reports of food insufficiency—sometimes or often […]

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Families struggling without child tax credit

Originally posted on WTVR CBS 6. There’s been a 12% increase in food insecurity since child tax credit payments ended.

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Food insecurity rises as families lose child tax credit payments, data shows

Originally posted on WSLS 10 News. Children’s HealthWatch also found disparities in who received the money, which came to about $300 a month per child. Food insufficiency among U.S. families […]