Decision Maker Response

Amy Klobuchar’s response

Oct 9, 2019 — I believe we need an America that’s as good as its promise for every single child and I am committed to cutting child poverty in half within a decade and ending it within a generation. To lift millions of children in our country out of poverty, I released a plan based on a National Academies of Sciences report to expand the earned income tax credit, the child care tax credit, and nutrition benefits and to increase affordable housing opportunities. October 2019 will mark 20 years since presidential candidates have been asked on a debate stage to outline their plans to combat child poverty. I strongly support the work of the Children’s Defense Fund and believe that a question on child poverty should be asked in the next debate.