Letter from Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional Leadership Regarding the Stimulus Package

Release Date: January 12, 2009
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A letter from CDF President Marian Wright Edelman to Congressional leadership regarding the stimulus package asking Congress to immediately pass a stimulus package that helps low-income families (those most in need and who will spend the money immediately) by including temporary tax credits including:

  • Make the Child Tax Credit (CTC) fully refundable and index it for inflation. 
  • Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for families with three or more children. 
  • Expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, make it fully refundable, increase the amount of expenses
    covered and the percentage of expenses now allowed, and index both for inflation. 
  • Enact the Making Work Pay credit but adjust it to benefit more low-income working families struggling to make ends meet.