March 29, 1995 in Idaho

Chenoweth Drops Support For Cap On Tax Credit

Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth has backed away from calling on the House to limit a $500-per-child tax credit to families making less than $95,000 a year because Republican leaders oppose the change.

Idaho’s 1st District Republican said Monday she now prefers imposing no family income limit at all for the credit because the ceiling creates conflict among family income classes.

Chenoweth originally had joined 101 other House Republicans in signing a letter asking the chamber to consider lowering the caps on family income for the $500-per-child tax credit from $200,000 to $95,000.

Lowering the limit still would cover 85 percent of American families and also would generate up to $14 billion for deficit reduction, according to the letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Gerald Solomon, R-N.Y.

Chenoweth said she yanked her name off the letter after learning House Republican leaders do not support the proposal.

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