Child Tax Credit Series Bonus Content
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) has long been a champion in fighting child poverty. As part of our series on the Child Tax Credit, we spoke with DeLauro about the difference the Credit is making in the lives of families.
Now Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, DeLauro has been a proponent of the Child Tax Credit since 2003. “[The Child Tax Credit] is the most transformative piece of social legislation that we have seen in decades in this country.” She is currently very focused on Congressional negotiations around making the new expansion permanent. “When you don’t capture these moments, you lose them for the next 20 or 30 years.”
In this full interview with DeLauro, we hear her staunch commitment to helping children and families. “We have a moral obligation and moral responsibility to do that, and it’s a place where government can make a difference,” she concludes.