H. R. 1560, American Family Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 3/06/19.


STATUS: Introduced 3/06/19 by Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3].


  • “I applaud the leadership of Congresswoman DeLauro and Congresswoman DelBene, as well as Senators Bennet and Brown to introduce the ‘American Family Act of 2019’ that would create a child allowance, significantly extending the current child tax credit to reach the families who need it most. The bill would increase the benefit substantially, make it fully refundable, establish a young child tax credit, authorize advance payments on a monthly basis, and adjust the benefit for inflation. ” (Source: First Focus, Campaign for Children)
  • Democrats have united around a plan to dramatically cut child poverty. (Source: Dylan Mathews, Vox, March 6, 2019)
  • Supportive but…”American Family Act Still Has Serious Design Flaws.” (Source: Matt Bruenig, People’s Policy Project)

  • STATEMENT: The American Family Act Would Help Millions, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden. (Source: Center for American Progress)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.