WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown reiterated his call for an expansion of a federal tax credit designed to help low-income Americans by dramatically increasing the credit for workers without children.

In a speech today at the Center for American Progress, Brown, D-Ohio, said expanding the earned income tax credit to people without children would “lift more than half a million people out of poverty and reduce poverty for an additional 10 million.”

“Young people and workers without families are literally the only ones that can be taxed into poverty,” said Brown. “Those taxes can actually push them below the poverty line.”

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