Jessica joined ITEP in 2019. She conducts research and analysis on a range of federal tax policy issues, often using ITEP’s microsimulation model, to demonstrate how current and proposed tax and budget policies affect people across the income spectrum. In addition to producing reports and policy briefs, she also represents ITEP in a range of coalitions.
Prior to ITEP, Jessica was an economic analyst for the Economic Policy Institute, where her research portfolio included executive compensation, wage trends and social protection. She also provided technical support to the Economic Analysis and Research Network’s (EARN) state partners. Jessica previously worked as a fiscal policy analyst at the Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch), where she examined how budget and tax policy decisions affect working families, and as a consultant with the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs unit, where she conducted research on the gendered impact of fiscal policies across Europe and Central Asia.
Jessica’s work has been cited by numerous broadcast, radio, print, and online news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Politico, and The New Yorker. She holds a master’s degree in international development from Georgetown University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the same institution.
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Given how much more exclusively this deduction now benefits the highest-income households, its continued existence is hard to justify. Even when the credit was available to a larger swath of families, it was ineffective at promoting homeownership.
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.