Author: Charles Joughin

Bipartisan Congressional Leaders Speak Out in Support of MIECHV Reauthorization -

The Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program has long enjoyed widespread support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, because it is proven to benefit children and families across the country. In fact, Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have highlighted MIECHV’s evidence-based record of success when discussing federal programs that are worthy of Congressional support: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) “[Three] years … Read More

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Warns Of “Missed Opportunity” If Congress Doesn’t Expand Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit -

Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman penned an op-ed this morning in Forbes pushing Congress to use tax reform as an opportunity to maintain and increase the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), and make it refundable. The CDCTC is the only tax credit designed specifically to help families with the costs of work-related child care expenses. Read More

This Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Wants to Strengthen the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit -

Amid efforts to eliminate the only provision in the tax code specifically created to help families with the cost of child care, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at strengthening it. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) are the sponsors of the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act, which would expand the Child and Dependent Care … Read More

What They’re Not Saying: The Ivanka-Rubio Plan Cuts Child Care from the Tax Code -

As part of their media tour promoting a tax reform proposal to expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Ivanka Trump and the White House, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, are leaving out an important detail from their plan: they want to eliminate the longstanding and widely popular Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). Of the very few existing tax credits and deductions that support families with young children, only … Read More

Sen. Marco Rubio Moves to Cut Child Care Support from the Tax Code -

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has recently talked about tax reform as a way to help families with costs associated with raising children. And yesterday during remarks on the Senate floor, he spoke specifically about the need to help families who are struggling with the cost of child care. However, instead of supporting provisions aimed at strengthening and expanding the only provision in the tax code specifically designed to help … Read More