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Congressman Engel Votes In Favor of Tax Extenders Bill

Congressman Engel Votes In Favor of Tax Extenders Bill

Permanent Tax Credits Will Help Working Families

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted for the Protect Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. This so-called “tax extenders” bill made permanent critical tax cuts for working families while also extending clean energy tax credits, promoting investment in underdeveloped communities, and encouraging research and development.

“I voted in support of this bill because so many working families are still struggling to make ends meet,” Congressman Engel said. “The permanent extensions of the enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC), the enhanced Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the enhanced American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) included in this legislation will help millions of Americans afford basic necessities, put food on the table, and put their kids through college. Additional credits will support schoolteachers who buy supplies for their classrooms, promote innovation and research, and make charitable giving easier.

“No bill is perfect, and that is true of this bill today.  While there are certainly provision in this bill that I am not happy with, the American people have asked us in Congress to find compromise, to move forward, and work together to do what we can for the betterment of the American people.”