Catholic Charities USA Says Tax Plan Should Help Families and Those in Poverty

Alexandria, Va. – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members, as they deliberate over the recently introduced Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to prioritize and protect programs that foster family economic stability, promote a culture of charitable giving and prioritize the individuals and families living in poverty.

The letter states that, while “we recognize the efforts to simplify the tax code and grow the economy, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduces or eliminates tax programs that are vital to low-income individuals and families and are critical to fostering family economic stability and opportunity.”

The letter also outlines six critical elements that would invest in families, prioritize programs for people struggling financially, and support faith-based and non-profit organizations. CCUSA argues that these elements should be included in the tax legislation. The full letter can be read here.


Patricia Cole, VP Communications


A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 12 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at