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Melissa Boteach Archives

Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data

Child raising dollar bill article icon Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel West | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Anti-Poverty Dictionary

play_alt icon Video Conservatives have been talking about growing inequality, creating a new lexicon of anti-poverty terminology. But this is just a new way of speaking about the same old policies that will result in deep cuts to important programs.

by Melissa Boteach, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents

Lesson for infants article icon Issue Brief Strengthening the Child Tax Credit would greatly enhance the economic security of Millennial families with children, while making a crucial investment in the country’s next generation.

by Sunny Frothingham, Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fortalecer el Crédito Tributario por Hijos ayudaría a nivelar el campo de juego para las comunidades de color

grocery shoppingLa propuesta de CAP para reforzar el Crédito Tributario Por Hijos ayudaría a abordar la disminución de la clase media y a rebajar la pobreza para las familias, y al mismo tiempo reducir las desigualdades raciales y étnicas .

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Help Level the Playing Field for Communities of Color

grocery shoppingCAP’s proposal to bolster the Child Tax Credit would help address the middle-class squeeze and cut poverty for all families while reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Enhancing the Child Tax Credit Would Substantially Lessen the Depth of Child Poverty Across States

cursor icon Interactive This interactive illustrates by how much the Child Tax Credit would lessen the depth of poverty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas, Andrew Lomax | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Harnessing the Child Tax Credit as a Tool to Invest in the Next Generation

Kids doing homework book_alt2 icon Report By investing in children from birth, we can help mitigate the middle-class squeeze for families with children, cut child poverty, and boost our nation’s economic health in the long term.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3 Facts You Need to Know About the Obama Administration’s Proposed Child Support Rules

A child dances on father's feetCongress should quit playing politics with rules that are a win-win-win for children, parents, and state governments.

by Melissa Boteach and Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Top 5 Reasons Why TANF Is Not a Model for Other Income Assistance Programs

playgroundInstead of weakening vital programs for struggling families by modeling them after the waning TANF program, policymakers should focus on strengthening our nation’s safety net—including TANF.

by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs

EBT Card StoreHouse Republicans are proposing a massive tax giveaway to millionaire estates while cutting nutrition assistance that would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

by Melissa Boteach | Monday, April 13, 2015

Testing Congressional Republicans’ Sincerity About Tackling Inequality

husband and wifeHouse and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.

by Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas, Anna Chu | Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

Work book_alt2 icon Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.

by Rachel West, Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach | Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad and Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

A Framework for State-Level Promise Zones

Baltimore book_alt2 icon Report State leaders can adopt the Promise Zones model to support innovative localities as they work to address concentrated poverty.

by Tracey Ross and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, December 11, 2014