President Obama's "Build Back Better" child-care initiative was supposed to be a big part of his second term, but now that the GOP has taken control of the House, it's looking less and less likely that he'll be able to make it through his remaining months in office, the New York Times reports.
"We're going to have to look at other options," says Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican.
"We're going to have to look at what we can do, and what we can't do."
But there's still a way for working families to save money on child-care costs, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center says in a report.
"One smart approach for governors and state legislatures is to supplement the federal Child and Dependent Care Credit so their constituents get tax relief from child care expenses," the report says.
The credit is available to working households with children younger than 13 or with a spouse or dependent living at home who is "physically or mentally incapable of self-care."
But the credit is non-refundable, which means it can only offset income taxes owed; low-income working households who owe no taxes have a critical disadvantage.
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