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February 1, 2024
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Sojourners Applauds House Passage of the Wyden-Smith Child Tax Plan
Washington, D.C.—In response to the House passage of the bipartisan Wyden-Smith tax deal, Sojourners President Rev. Adam Russell Taylor said:
Sojourners urges the Senate to pass this critical bill. We are living in a time where the rate of child poverty more than doubled in 2022 and continues to grow, as families struggle to afford the resources needed to ensure their children thrive. As Christians, we believe parents are key in providing what their kids need to thrive, but we also know this sacred responsibility doesn’t solely fall on parents. As Proverbs 3:27 tells us, “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act.” In a time when so many are just making it through their day-to-day, it is time that our elected representatives do not withhold the Child Tax Credit from families and children in need.
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