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Fact Sheet | Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

November 4, 2014

Public social insurance and safety net programs are critical to the economic security of women and families. Social Security, the EITC, SNAP, unemployment insurance, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are five key programs that lifted families’ incomes above the official poverty line in 2013.


Fact Sheet | What’s at Stake for Women in the Debate about Tax Extenders

October 29, 2014

Years of tax policies that have disproportionately benefited wealthy individuals and big corporations have left the United States with a tax system that is both unbalanced and insufficient to meet national priorities.  Unfair tax breaks cost the federal government billions of dollars a year – money that could be used to protect the most vulnerable now and expand opportunity for a stronger future for everyone.


Webinars & Presentations | Taxes Are a Children’s Issue

October 8, 2014

On October 2, 2014 National Women's Law Center participated in a webinar hosted by the Children's Leadership Council, Taxes are a Children's Issue.  Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, presented on the importance of raising tax revenues to support investments in children.


Reports & Toolkits | A Good Starting Point: 23 Options from Rep. Dave Camp for Closing Tax Loopholes

August 11, 2014

This report, from NWLC and American for Tax Fairness, summarizes 23 of the loopholes the tax reform plan proposed by Representative David Camp (R-MI), along with the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates of the revenue each would raise.


Fact Sheet | The Ryan House Budget FY 2015: Slashes Vital Programs for Women and Families, Gives Trillions in Tax Cuts to Millionaires and Corporations

April 18, 2014

The budget for Fiscal Year 2015 introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), like his Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and 2013 budgets, proposes deep funding cuts that would devastate programs especially important to women and their families: Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, child care, education, SNAP, and much more.


Resource Page | The President's FY 2015 Budget

March 11, 2014

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget provides a detailed blueprint of the Administration’s priorities and sets the stage for this year's critical debates about spending and tax policies. NWLC analyzes the President's budget each year to determine how it would impact specific programs and tax policies that are especially important to women and their families.


More Resources

Fact Sheet | Two-Thirds of Benefits from Improved Tax Credits for Working Families Go to Women and Their Families

December 15, 2014

Issue Briefs | Cutting Programs for Low-Income People Especially Hurts Women and Their Families

November 18, 2014

Fact Sheet | After DOMA: Tax Filing FAQs for Same-Sex Married Couples

November 13, 2014

Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

November 07, 2014

Fact Sheet | Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

November 04, 2014