Washington, DC, July 25, 2014 – Bread for the World is disappointed with the House’s passage of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act. The House of Representatives voted 237 to 173 in favor of H.R. 4935 today. It gives wealthier families extended child tax credit (CTC) benefits while cutting the credit for lower-income working families. The bill also requires parents to use a Social Security number rather than an individual taxpayer identification number to claim the credit. Read more »
Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 – Bread for the World urges the House of Representatives to not pass a bill that would increase child poverty. Deemed a “reverse Robin Hood bill,” H.R. 4935 threatens to take child tax credit (CTC) benefits from lower-income working families to give to wealthier families. Read more »
Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 – Bread for the World is encouraged by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) new proposal to reduce poverty and increase upward mobility in the United States. Read more »
Washington, DC, July 18, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith as the new associate for national African-American church engagement. Walker-Smith succeeds Bishop Don DiXon Williams, who announced his retirement this spring after 26 years with the organization. Read more »
Washington, DC, July 8, 2014 – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to look closer at push factors of unauthorized migration and ways U.S. policy can address those drivers. Read more »
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