In my district alone, over 184,000 children will benefit from the expanded and improved child tax credit and over 13,000 children will be lifted out of poverty. In the entire state of North Carolina, the extended tax credit will lift 137,000 children out of poverty. Helping our families and children shouldn’t be a partisan issue. I’m thrilled to support the Child Tax Credit, which hit bank accounts yesterday.
To kick off Child Tax Credit day, I joined North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Richardson and Sarai, a North Carolina working mom of two who will benefit from the CTC. The Child Tax Credit is a crucial lifeline for families. During the pandemic, it helped them pay rent, put food on the table, and pay for basic household items like diapers and formula. Going forward, it will improve the lives of families, especially single parents who struggle to support their families, essential care for their children.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience serious mental illness, with our minority populations often suffering significantly. This weekend, I joined the My Mental Health Matters Expo at Pullen Park to discuss the importance of our mental health. Mental health care is health care, and I am committed to using my position in Congress to continue supporting legislation that would expand access to mental health services for all Americans.
My bipartisan Fort Bragg Bill was signed into law! This commonsense legislation will revise North Carolina’s judicial district lines to place Fort Bragg — one of the largest military installations in the world — entirely within the Eastern District. This will ease the burden of traveling miles to Durham, Greensboro, or Winston Salem and instead let servicemembers resolve court matters nearby.
There are over 200,000 Documented Dreamers in the U.S. and thousands in North Carolina. who have come to the U.S. at an early age as dependents of their parents It is unconscionable that when these children reach the age of 21, they can be forced to self-deport to countries they might not even remember. That’s why I introduced the America’s CHILDREN Act, bipartisan legislation to address this problem so the children of long-term nonimmigration visa holders can stay in a country they have called home their entire life.