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Briefing: Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans

When Mar 27, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Education and the Workforce Committee Room Rayburn House Office Building | Room 2175, Washington, DC
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The Honorable Thomas E. Petri (WI-06), Member of Congress,
along with the
Institute for Women’s Policy Research,
hosted a briefing:

“Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing

Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans”

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | 10:00 am-11:30 am
Education and the Workforce Committee Room
Rayburn House Office Building | Room 2175

This briefing brought together experts from a range of perspective who discussed different proposals on how to make adjustments to the tax system to better the lives of new mothers and low-income families. To read a summary of the event written by APPAM, click here.

Handouts:

A New Mother's Tax Relief Proposal
Earned Income Tax Credit is a Smart Way to Help the Working Poor (Washington Post)

PowerPoint Presentations:

    Tax and Marriage Briefing Photo 1Tax and Marriage Briefing Photo 3Opening Remarks:

    Congressman Thomas E. Petri (WI-06), sponsor, “Making Work and Marriage Pay Act of 2013”

    Panelists:

    • Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute
    • Isabel Sawhill, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center on Children and Families and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
    • Robert Cherry, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, GRAD Center and Brooklyn College, City University of New York

    Tax and Marriage Briefing Photo 2

    • Shawn Fremstad, Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research

    Moderator:

    Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

     

    Questions? Contact Mallory Mpare at mpare@iwpr.org, or call 202-785-5100.

     

     

    The Institute for Women’s Policy Research gratefully acknowledges support from
    the
    Annie E. Casey Foundation for the preparation of this briefing.

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