This letter from First Focus urges Senators to provide critical relief for all families with children by lowering the income eligibility threshold for the Child Tax Credit (CTC) as part of the Economic Recovery Package currently being drafted.

Specifically, the First Focus has called on the U.S. Senate to mirror the improvements made by the U.S. House of Representatives, which would extend the benefit to millions of children currently left out. In theses dire economic times, the organization believes expanding the benefit to reach millions more kids will keep them out of poverty.