Cash and Kids: Momentum on Child Tax Credit Policy and Other Ideas to Increase Family Income

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, in partnership with the American Academy of Political and Social Science and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, held a lively policy debate on extending the expansion of the Child Tax Credit and other policy proposals to support low- to moderate-income families. This session was the second of two webinars on supporting family income and focused on the legislative state of play with analysis from all sides of the issue from key players in the debate. Speakers included: Samuel Hammond, director of poverty and welfare policy, Niskanen Center; Chye-Ching Huang, executive director, Tax Law Center at NYU Law; Avenel Joseph, vice president for policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Wells King, research director, American Compass; and Thomas West, deputy assistant secretary for domestic business tax, U.S. Department of the Treasury. Aparna Mathur, senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government moderated the discussion.