September 12,2023

Wyden Calls for Expansion of Child Tax Credit

Washington, D.C. — Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing child poverty more than doubled after the expiration of the enhanced child tax credit:

“Today’s devastating news shows in numbers what Democrats have said all along -- the enhanced child tax credit works. In 2021, Democrats were able to cut child poverty in half, and tragically, because a proven tool in the fight against poverty was left to expire, five million kids went back to living in poverty in 2022. Child poverty is a choice. And I choose every day to fight for our kids to guarantee that every child in America has a roof over their head, food on the table and the resources they need to thrive. Any end of year tax package must include expansions to the child tax credit.”


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