Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Senate Leadership to express our support for the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 ( H.R. 7024), urging all senators to pass the Child Tax Credit provisions in the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Prior to 2021 and now again under current policy due to the expiration of the improved Child Tax Credit, 19 million of our nation’s children – in poverty and near poverty – are tragically “left behind” by the Child Tax Credit. The reason is that their parents make too little to qualify for the full credit. This policy is a devastating choice for children, as it excludes the nation’s poorest kids from reaping the full benefit of the Child Tax Credit. With the exception of 2021, this policy contributes to child poverty rates in this nation which have been more than 50% higher than adult poverty.

Read the full letter here.