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Sánchez, Polis Decry Efforts to Cut Child Tax Credit

January 14, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Representatives Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement on a Senate proposal to deny millions of working, taxpaying families the Child Tax Credit (CTC): 


“Senator Ayotte’s amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Extension Act would eliminate a vital resource that millions of hard-working, legally-present families rely on to provide for their children. This misguided plan would disproportionately harm the Latino community, plunging countless families into poverty, and putting more strain on government support programs.


“This type of legislation distracts from the real issues facing our nation: the need to extend unemployment insurance and pass comprehensive immigration reform. The House has been following Senator Ayotte’s lead, bringing forward only anti-immigration amendments that hurt the economy and tear families apart, rather than allowing a vote on H.R. 15, a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill with 193 cosponsors.


“We urge the Senate to reject this proposal and hope that Congress can get back to working on real solutions to our nation’s problems, not time wasting measures that harm those working the hardest to support their families and drive our economy forward.”