Report: the Women's Caucus policy agenda:
Source: Women's Caucus Agenda-106th Congress
The teams of the Women’s Caucus are charged with advancing action on their designated issues in a bipartisan manner. Legislation from Team 10. TAX POLICY: Child Care:
HR389—Child Care Infrastructure Act of 1999—A bill to provide a credit against tax for employers who provide child care assistance for dependents of their employees, and for other purposes. (Maloney/Ros-Lehtinen)
HR963—Child Care Availability Incentive Act—A bill to allow employers a credit for a portion of the expenses of providing dependent care services to employees. (Pryce/Roemer)
HR1097—A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the $500 per child tax credit and other individual non-refundable credits by repealing the complex limitations on the allowance of those credits resulting from their interaction with the alternative minimum tax. (Neal) Dependent Care Tax Credit:
Several bills pending to expand the DCTC—General concepts we endorse—Increase percentage of expenses from 30% to 50% Increase the income level at which one can receive the maximum credit from $10,000 to $30,000 Some kind of state-at-home parent component Indexation for inflation Bills: HR1139 (Tauscher)—the Affordable Child Care, Education, Security, and Safety Act, a bill which includes this provision. HR2259 (N. Johnson)—Tax Relief for Parents Act of 1999, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the dependent care credit. Marriage Penalty: HR6—Marriage Tax Elimination Act of 1999—A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty by providing that the income tax rate bracket amounts, and the amount of the standard deduction for joint returns shall be twice the amounts applicable to unmarried individuals. (Weller/McIntosh/Danner)
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11.
Question 11: Make taxes more progressive
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Topic: Tax Reform
Headline: Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty