Statement Of Sen. Lamar Alexander - Child Tax Credit

Posted on June 3, 2003

"A critical part of the President's Jobs and Economic Growth plan is the portion that helps parents raising children. The original Senate bill increased the child tax credit for low-income, working parents. I am disappointed that provision was removed later in the legislative process. "Therefore, I am co-sponsoring a bill by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to increase the child tax credit for low-income, working parents from 10 percent to 15 percent. The bill would make this provision and the child tax credit of $1,000 per child permanent."