Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to reject the debt limit bill (H.R. 2811, The Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023) and to do better for our children and our underserved neighbors and communities.

Excerpt from the letter:

H.R. 2811 fails to disclose tax-related priorities that have significant impacts on the government’s ability to raise revenue, leaving in place the 2017 tax breaks for profitable corporations and the wealthiest that are a major driver of our national debt. In fact, H.R. 2811 would undermine the Internal Revenue Services’ ability to ensure corporations and the wealthiest are paying their fair share by eliminating the agency’s funding to support the collection of taxes owed by the wealthiest. This bill is not just about a debt default, as it sets a very risky precedent linking the debt limit to cruel spending cuts and hiding consequential tax policy priorities that almost certainly guarantees we default on our children, low-income people, and working families, our environmental health, our communities in need, and what we stand for as a nation.

Read the full letter here.