“Feeding and providing for children does not have a political bias,” said Davis.
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WASHINGTON, DC — Tonight, The House of Representatives passed a bill that would ensure more families with very low incomes receive the Child Tax Credit for each child. The Senate will now consider the measure. The following is a statement from Lisa Davis, senior vice president for Share Our Strength and its No Kid Hungry campaign:
“Expanding the Child Tax Credit is one of the simplest things Congress can do to make a meaningful impact for millions of families. We know this is more than just a change in tax policy. It means fewer families will have to choose between keeping the lights on and buying groceries. We’re encouraged to see the strong support this bill has from lawmakers across the political spectrum.
“16 million kids could see the benefits of this expansion. By offering the Child Tax Credit to every child in a family with some of the lowest incomes, they can better make ends meet at a time of high food and housing costs. This bill supports families, fights hunger and reduces poverty.
“Feeding and providing for children does not have a political bias. The House has proven that, and we thank House leadership and Rep. Smith for their work to improve the lives of kids and families. Now, it’s time for the Senate to follow their lead and pass this pivotal improvement to the Child Tax Credit and help lift half a million kids out of poverty this year.”
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids in the United States live with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.