Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Joins Ivanka Trump, House and Senate Leaders to Push Child Tax Credit Expansion

October 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today joined Ivanka Trump and leaders from the House and Senate to promote a plan to expand the child tax credit to help working families.

“Expanding the child tax credit is the right thing to do,” Roby said at a news conference promoting the proposal. “For the people I represent, this can make a big difference. For that mom working a retail job or the dad driving the truck or the parent working two or three jobs so the other one can stay home – having a couple thousand dollars in your pocket is a big deal.

“I promise you parents know how to spend that money better than the government does.”

Ivanka Trump, who has championed policies to help working families in the Trump Administration, said the child tax credit expansion is key to the President’s commitment to ensuring tax reform benefits middle class Americans.

“We need to make our businesses competitive, we need to simplify and democratize our tax code, we need to drive wage growth, and we need to give opportunity to all Americans,” she said. “Over the years, as wages have stagnated, the costs of raising a family have grown. It is a priority of this Administration and a legislative priority to ensure American families can thrive, and that we deliver real and meaningful tax relief to middle income Americans.”

Under the tax reform framework from House and Senate Republicans and the White House, the child tax credit would be significantly increased and made available to more middle and lower income Americans. Details of the tax reform proposal are still being crafted. More specifics about the current blueprint are available here.

Watch the full news conference including comments from Rep. Roby and Ivanka Trump here.