New Shaheen TV ad promotes child-care tax credit
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign began airing a new television ad today that focuses on her work to reduce child-care costs.
In the 30-second ad, Shaheen talks about a bill she introduced to the U.S. Senate in July that would expand families’ access to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Several other female, Democratic senators co-sponsored the legislation.
“My bill would increase tax credits for child care and could save families thousands of dollars,” Shaheen says during the ad, which shows the senator talking with families at a playground setting. “Savings could more than double for some.”
Called the “Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act,” the bill would increase the eligible child-care costs allowed by the tax credit; for one child the cost guideline would increase from $3,000 to $8,000. According to the ad, a study conducted by Pew Research Center shows child-care costs have increased more than 70 percent in the last 30 years.
“This could really make a difference,” Shaheen says at the end of the ad.
This is the seventh television ad the campaign has released. In the Nov. 4 election, Shaheen will face either Scott Brown, Jim Rubens or Bob Smith.