Tax Policy

Federal tax policy accounts for more than 40 percent of all federal investments in America’s children. And federal tax initiatives like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit lift millions of children out of poverty every year. But children are often an afterthought in congressional tax policy debates, and tax policies that shield children from poverty are consistent targets for political attacks. First Focus mounts an aggressive defense of tax policies that protect children and works with policymakers to build even better tax policies for children.

Resources


Letter to Congress: Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act

| August 14, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Congress in support of the Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act. Excerpt: The Refund to


Champions for Children 2017

| July 19, 2018 |

Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poor nutrition, education inequity, homelessness, lack of health coverage, infant and


Members of Congress Who Advanced Children’s Issues Recognized by First Focus Campaign for Children

| July 19, 2018 |

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-657-0679, simonac@firstfocus.org July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and


Social Media Kit: 2017 Champions for Children Scorecard

| July 19, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children released its 2017 Champions Scorecard. In an attempt to recognize the lawmakers in the First Session of the 115th Congress


Unfair, Insulting Tax Bill Gambles with Our Children’s Future

| December 21, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, issued the following statement after passage of the Republican tax bill in the House


A Tragic and Harmful Tax Bill — Whose Price Children Will Bear

| December 2, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, D.C.)–Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, issued the following statement after House and Senate passage of


How Kids Fare in the Senate “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

| November 27, 2017 |

The Senate to Vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The Senate is poised to vote on its version of the Tax Cuts


15 Ways the Tax Bill Harms Children and Families

| November 7, 2017 |

Recently, the House of Representatives passed its tax bill to dramatically overhaul the existing tax code with a 227 to 205 vote. The bill’s


New Proposal to Expand Child Tax Credit Would Slash Child Poverty Rate

| October 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the American Family Act of 2017, which would expand the Child Tax Credit to more effectively


New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in