Letter: Giving much-needed support to families and our local economy is within reach

FILE - The U.S. Flag flies at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

The U.S. House of Representatives recently took a rare bipartisan vote and overwhelmingly passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which temporarily expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC), giving much-needed support to families and our local economy.

It’s now our senators’ turn to make sure this bill makes it across the finish line!

Expanding the CTC is critical: It allows parents to do things like afford child care so they can work and take care of their families. This legislation would benefit about 16 million children, more than 80% of the roughly 19 million children in families excluded from the full credit because their family incomes are too low.

This bipartisan bill would be a tremendous step toward allowing parents to work, raise their families, and contribute to our economy. Our U.S. senators must pass it immediately!

Jonathan Lusty, Taylorsville

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