Focus Campaign for Children has sent a letter to Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Suzan DelBene and Ritchie Torres expressing our strong support for their American Family Act.

Excerpt from the letter:

As you know, the temporary improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) authorized in the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) were transformational for so many children. Those historic policy changes and investments contributed significantly to the largest decrease –nearly 50% — in the child poverty rate on record in 2021, dramatically reduced food insufficiency, and eased material hardship for tens of millions of households. We stand ready to work with you to build off that success and authorize a permanent child allowance program as proposed in the AFA so that all children benefit.

Read the full letter here.