NWLC submitted a statement for the record following a Work and Welfare Subcommittee Hearing: Measuring Poverty: How the Biden Administration Plans to Redraw the Poverty Line and Rob Resources from Rural America. NWLC’s statement highlights how the expiration of the American Rescue Plan’s temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in 2021 led to a tremendous increase in Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) poverty rates in 2022, as well as increased rates of hardship among families who were eligible for the expanded CTC. The statement argues Congress should expand the CTC and make other significant public investments that allow women and families to thrive.