Sen. Brown says his bill answers president's call to extend EITC to adult workers without children

Proposed legislation, supported by coalition of 300 organizations nationwide, would permanently enhance earned Income tax credit and child tax credit and save working Americans thousands of dollars every year, Ohio's Democratic senator says.

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Following President Obama’s call to enhance critical refundable tax credits for working families, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged passage of his Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2013, legislation originally introduced with U.S.  Sen. Dick Durban (D-Ill.).

The Act makes permanent provisions of the American Tax Payer Relief Act that are set to expire after only five years, and strengthens and expands the eligibility of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and enhance the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

“Enhancing the earned income tax credit should be a bipartisan goal," Brown said. "The president’s call for action is the first step toward ensuring that American’s who work hard and play by the rules can take home more of their pay each month. As we continue our economic recovery it’s vital that we pursue policies that promote work and provide ladders of opportunity to more Ohioans.”

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