Child Care Aware® of America supports initiatives by Congress that would strengthen access to affordable child care for all. Unfortunately, the House-passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) fails to address the child care needs of working families by not providing sufficient tax relief and prioritizing expansion of critical tax credits, including the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC).
As the Senate considers its bill, we hope that they will address the needs of struggling American families.
In particular, we urge House and Senate leaders to support expanding CDCTC and make it refundable as proposed in the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act of 2017.
Most importantly, there needs to be bi-partisan consensus on any final tax legislation that is sent to the President. We encourage Congress to work together on behalf of working families.