June 24, 2019

Tax Credits and Child Care – House Committee Approves Supports For Women and Families

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced several bills that would make remarkable investments in women and families. Specifically, the Committee approved a bill, sponsored by Chairman Richard Neal, that would significantly improve tax

June 11, 2019

Extremist Anti-Abortion Laws are Undermining Legislative Progress in States

As state legislative sessions wrap up, states, in many ways, continue to be at the forefront of advancing laws that support working families and create the equitable workplaces and communities that women need. However, it seems

June 7, 2019

Happy Friday: Working Families Tax Relief Act Introduced in the House

Here’s a little good news for your Friday. You may recall that back in April, Senators Brown, Bennet, Durbin and Wyden introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a little piece of legislation that would

May 30, 2019

Making The Tax Code Better Support Women and Families

On April 10, 2019, Senators Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Dick Durbin, and Michael Bennet introduced an important piece of legislation that would substantially increase and expand tax credits for working women and families across the country.

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

May 17, 2019

Maryland Improves Its Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Help More Families

Since the wildly unpopular 2017 tax scam passed, replete with massive tax breaks for the rich and big corporations but very little for the rest of us, tax policy has given working families little to celebrate. But this week, Maryland families

April 12, 2019

How Tax Credits Can Help Domestic Violence Survivors

This is part of an ongoing series “Help More Domestic Violence Survivors Survive By”.  Domestic violence (DV) occurs across the socio-economic spectrum, but low-income survivors face unique challenges and barriers to ending an abusive relationship. Leaving an abusive partner may mean that

April 10, 2019

Want to Make the Economy Better for Women? Pass Tax Relief.

Today, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act – a critical piece of legislation that would begin to fix our tax laws to help working women and

March 19, 2019

Trump Is Paying for His Tax Cuts on the Backs of Women and Families

Yesterday, Trump released more details on his FY2020 proposal, attempting to justify billions of cuts to healthcare, nutrition, and more under the pretext that “it is imperative that the Congress take meaningful action to refocus Federal priorities and reign in

March 11, 2019

Don’t Look to the Trump Budget for Child Care Help — You Won’t Find It

Today, the Administration released initial information about its 2020 Budget request. Despite what the Administration claims, this preview shows that Trump does not prioritize the child care needs of families and children. Based on what we

March 11, 2019

Six Reasons the Trump Administration’s Budget Is a Disaster for Women and Families

This morning, the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for FY2020. As Maya Angelou warned us, “when people show you who they are, believe them.” And this budget shows us exactly who President Trump is and

December 20, 2018

This Holiday Season, the Administration Wants to Give You Another #TrumpShutdown

Update: The partial government shutdown began at midnight early Saturday morning. In case you haven’t been paying attention, tomorrow December 21 is the deadline for Congress to pass legislation to continue funding the government. The Senate

September 14, 2018

Tax Scam 2.0 Would Make A Bad Deal for Women Even Worse

Yesterday, one day after the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that almost 16 million women 18 and over lived in poverty in 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee in its infinite wisdom passed a package