On Wednesday, January 24th, CSSP Senior Policy Analyst Esi Hutchful testified before Washington, DC’s Committee on Business & Economic Development at a public hearing regarding a proposal for a DC-level Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Hutchful spoke about the impact of the 2021 expansion of the federal CTC and the power of unrestricted cash investments to provide families with the support essential to helping them thrive. Specifically, Hutchful highlighted that the expanded CTC led to historic declines in child poverty, advanced racial equity, and strengthened families by helping them afford the essentials, increasing investments in children, improving mental health, and other benefits. She also discussed how the committee could strengthen the proposal for a DC CTC to ensure it better serves the District’s families.
Watch her testimony here: