May 22, 2019

American Family Act


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The American Family Act would expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for low- and middle-income families. The CTC would increase from $2,000 under current law to $3,000 for each child age six and older and to $3,600 for each child younger than age six. The proposal removes limits on the refundable part of the credit so that low- and moderate-income families with children could receive the entire credit.

For more information, see the ITEP report, Understanding Five Major Federal Tax Credit Proposals.

Lead Sponsor/Proponent

General Explanation

Share Going to Bottom 60%

Share Going to Richest 20%
Total Cost
CY 2020
Sen. Michael Bennet
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Major expansion of Child Tax Credit 74% 2% $105.2 billion

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