Linda Sánchez Introduces Amendment to Restore and Expand Child Tax Credit

November 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Ways and Means Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Ryan-McConnell tax proposal that would expand the Child Tax Credit to more families. The Ways and Means Committee voted down the Sánchez amendment along party lines by a vote of 23-16.

“The Republican tax proposal before Congress today is stacked against working families in countless ways. This Republican proposal is full of hollow changes designed to sound like it is designed to help middle class families, but in reality are giveaways to their wealthier neighbors. It leaves the most vulnerable among us to fend for themselves. My amendment would ensure that the child tax credit helps the families that need it the most.”

The amendment by Rep. Sánchez would expand the Child Tax Credit to provide a $3,600 credit for families with young children, index the credit for inflation, eliminate the $3,000 earnings threshold for the refundable portion of the credit, and make permanent the $300 “family flexibility” credit.

Text of the Sánchez amendment is available here