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


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


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


No to H.R. 4722 and H.R. 4724

| March 14, 2016 |

H.R. 4722 would deny millions children access to the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Currently, immigrant parents who are ineligible for


Bipartisan Spending Bill, Tax Package, Will Help Millions of Children and Families

| December 16, 2015 |

Washington – The end-of-year spending bill and tax package released by Congress today calls for permanently extending the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and


Support for a Kid-Friendly Tax Code

| December 2, 2015 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means


Support for the Foster EITC Act

| December 2, 2015 |

This Foster EITC Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would help youth formerly in care by lowering the


Tax bill would improve lives of former foster youth

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children today applauded the introduction of a U.S. Senate bill that would expand eligibility of the earned income


Esty named ‘Defender of Children’ by advocacy group

| October 30, 2015 |

Danbury News-Times By Rob Ryster U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is among 50 lawmakers recognized by an advocacy group as a “Defender of Children.” The group First Focus