Author: Charles Joughin

Sen. Marco Rubio Moves to Cut Child Care Support from the Tax Code -

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has recently talked about tax reform as a way to help families with costs associated with raising children. And yesterday during remarks on the Senate floor, he spoke specifically about the need to help families who are struggling with the cost of child care. However, instead of supporting provisions aimed at strengthening and expanding the only provision in the tax code specifically designed to help … Read More

Is the White House Pushing to Eliminate the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit? -

Mixed messages from the White House pit Ivanka Trump against the administration’s reported tax reform plans Leading up to the 2016 election, Ivanka Trump made access to child care a centerpiece of her campaign message, often speaking of Donald Trump’s proposal to allow families to deduct more their child care expenses from their income taxes. But last month, the Trump administration reportedly abandoned plans for the child care … Read More

MIECHV Reauthorization Should be a Top Priority for Congress -

Congressional authorization for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) expired on September 30th. If lawmakers don’t act, programs and providers across the country that rely on MIECHV will soon be forced to drastically cut home visiting services, as funding from the current authorization will begin to run out. In addition to MIECHV, a number of crucial federal programs expired over the weekend, including the Children’s Health … Read More

Time is Running Out: MIECHV Expires September 30 -

Congressional authorization for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) expires September 30th. If lawmakers don’t act, programs and providers across the country that rely on MIECHV will soon be forced to drastically cut home visiting services, as funding from the current authorization will begin to run out. Congress must extend the MIECHV program to ensure stability for families, effectiveness of programs, and expansion of resources. Earlier … Read More

Donald Trump Says Tax Reform Should Help Families Invest in Children. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Does That. -

This week during the President’s Weekly Address, Donald Trump spoke about tax reform and his four overarching principles of reforming the tax code. One principle focused on the administration’s goal of supporting American families through tax cuts and reforms. “We want to help families keep more of what they earn – and to be able to afford the costs of raising a family,” he said. We whole-heartedly agree that … Read More