The tax code in many ways reinforces inequality – a trend that was only exacerbated by the 2017 tax law’s giveaways to the wealthy and large corporations. But the tax code can also help families make ends meet, with refundable tax credits that help working families living paycheck to paycheck.

The Working Families Tax Relief Act would begin to fix our tax laws to help women and their families keep their heads above water. The Working Families Tax Relief Act also would help make sure that parents can give their children a good start in life. This bill represents an important step towards reorienting the tax code to support women, children and families.