WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 4935, Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014:
"Over the last ten years, the average annual cost of raising a child has increased dramatically, yet the child tax credit has not increased one dollar. That’s why today the House passed legislation to provide commonsense reforms to ensure that the child tax credit keeps up with the rising cost of living. The legislation also smartly eliminates the current marriage penalty within the credit. As real wages continue to fall, House Republicans will continue to fight to ensure that American families can keep more of their hard-earned paychecks."
Doug Andres, Communications Director