Connolly, 86 Dems Introduce The All Dependent Children Count Act

Legislation Would Cover Dependents Up to Age 24

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Washington, March 31, 2020 | comments
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN) and 85 other bipartisan Members of Congress in introducing the All Dependent Children Count Act which would expand the definition of a dependent for the Recovery Rebates for Individual sections of the CARES Act to include: children younger than 19, students 24 and younger, and no age limit for dependents who are disabled.

The All Dependent Children Count Act, would update the CARES Act to be reflective and supportive of today’s families.

“In times of such fear and uncertainty, we have a responsibility to ensure every family in America has access to the support they need,” said Connolly. “The All Dependent Children Count Act takes us one step closer to achieving that goal. I thank my friend Rep. Angie Craig for her leadership on this critical issue.”

You can find the full bill text here.

In addition to Connolly and Craig, cosponsors of the All Dependent Children Count Act include: Reps. Cindy Axne, Don Beyer, Sanford D. Bishop, Earl Blumenauer, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Tony Cárdenas, Joaquin Castro, David Cicilline, Steve Cohen, Jason Crow, Judy Chu, Sharice Davids, Madeleine Dean, Peter DeFazio, Ted Deutch, Mike Doyle, Veronica Escobar, Adriano Espaillat, Jeff Fortenberry, Sylvia Garcia, Vicente Gonzalez, Brian Higgins, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pramila Jayapal, Marcy Kaptur, John Katko, Derek Kilmer, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Annie Kuster, James Langevin, Rick Larsen, John B. Larson, Mike Levin, Dave Loebsack, Alan Lowenthal, Ben Ray Luján, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Sean Patrick Maloney, Ben McAdams, Gregory W. Meeks, Joe Morelle, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Stephanie Murphy, Jerrold Nadler, Grace Napolitano, Joe Neguse, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jimmy Panetta, Chris Pappas, Collin C. Peterson, Dean Phillips, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Katie Porter, David Price, Max Rose, Harley Rouda, Lucille Roybal-Allard, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Tim Ryan, Gregorio Sablan, Mary Gay Scanlon, Jan Schakowsky, David Scott, Terri Sewell, Donna Shalala, Mikie Sherill, Elissa Slotkin, Adam Smith, Darren Soto, Abigail Davis Spanberger, Haley Stevens, Mark Takano, Rashida Talib, Lori Trahan, David Trone, Lauren Underwood, Nydia M. Velázquez, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Peter Welch, Susan Wild, Frederica S. Wilson, and John Yarmuth.
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