We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives’ plan to make permanent the fully refundable part of the Child Tax Credit so the program ensures all eligible low-income children have access to this critical support, and also to extend the increased size of the Child Tax Credit. We urge you to take the next step for women and families and pass Build Back Better, including: paid family/medical leave, child care, home- and community-based services, and creating a path to citizenship for immigrants, who are essential to our care infrastructure, and of course, making permanent the full refundability of the Child Tax Credit.
With Omicron raging, it's more important than ever to pass BBB to reinstate the monthly Child Tax Credit payments, make child care and elder care affordable, guarantee paid family and medical leave, lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, make healthcare more affordable, and more. Moreover BBB will be good for business and lower inflation by making sure that workers have the access to the child care, elder care, and paid family and medical leave they need to stay in their jobs, which will improve the supply chain issues that are causing inflation.
Please stand up for our families by including these critical programs and passing BBB immediately. These programs are essential for lowering family costs, weathering the pandemic, and allowing families to thrive.