NWLC Reacts to Proposed Bipartisan Tax Deal Framework

WASHINGTON – Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement in response to the announced framework for a bipartisan tax deal:

The Child Tax Credit expansion included in the announced framework could help millions of families afford essentials such as food, rent, and child care. When this expansion is fully in effect in 2025, half a million children will be lifted out of poverty. It is a significant step forward and lawmakers should ensure that families get relief this tax season.

“That said, the framework’s expansion doesn’t go as far as we hoped, and still leaves out too many children. We will keep fighting for further expansions of the Child Tax Credit. We know how to end child poverty, and we’ll use every opportunity to drive those solutions forward.”

  • NWLC is working to combat poverty for women, children, and families. As part of that work, NWLC has released a variety of reports to show the impact of public policy on women and families — helping to underscore the need for long-term public investments:
  • NWLC recently released an analysis which found that between 2021 and 2022, the poverty rate for families with children headed by single women as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) more than doubled from 11.9 percent to 26.7 percent.
  • NWLC, in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy, released results of a nationwide survey, which found that after the expanded Child Tax Credit expired, families had a harder time affording essentials like bills and food.

NWLC released an issue brief highlighting how key anti-poverty programs, such as housing assistance, refundable tax credits, nutrition programs, and unemployment insurance can help lift women, women of color, and LGBTQ individuals out of poverty.