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Advance Child Tax Credit Supported Families Experiencing Economic Shocks

The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act significantly expanded the federal Child Tax Credit by increasing the credit amount, making it available to families with no or little income, and disbursing […]

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Association between Child Tax Credit advance payments and food insufficiency in households experiencing economic shocks

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic brought increases in economic shocks due to poor health and lost employment, which reduced economic well-being, especially in households with children. The American Rescue Plan Act […]

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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.