Poverty Solutions Director Testifies at Congressional Briefing on Promoting Child Health Equity through the Tax Code

August 4, 2020

Poverty Solutions faculty director H. Luke Shaefer testified at a virtual a Congressional briefing on July 29, 2020 to discuss opportunities to enhance the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

“Promoting Child Health Equity through the Tax Code: Opportunities to Enhance the EITC and CTC and Improve Child and Family Health” was sponsored by Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and co-hosted by Children’s HealthWatch and the Economic Security Project.

The Briefing Featured:

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Benard Dreyer, MD – Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine and Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital

Eduardo Ochoa, MD – Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator Little Rock site and pediatrician at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Luke Shaefer, PhD – Professor of Social Work and Public Policy and Director of Policy Solutions at the University of Michigan

Kaleena Daughtery, Manager of the Experts on Poverty Cohort at RESULTS, Milwaukee, WI

Allison Bovell-Ammon (moderator), Director of Policy Strategy for Children’s HealthWatch

Anna Aurilio, Federal Campaign Director, Economic Security Project