Adoption Tax Credit Elimination Plan Pits Republicans Against Leaders


Republican leaders are taking major heat from their own members over their proposal to eliminate the adoption tax credit, with conservatives saying they can’t stomach eliminating a policy that has been a major contributor to the pro-life movement.

While by no means the largest of the tax breaks facing trims in the Republican tax-cut bill, the adoption credit is symbolically large, using federal taxpayers’ money to ease the path for would-be parents struggling with the high cost of adoption.

“This is a moral responsibility for our pro-life, pro-family party,” Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona Republican, wrote in a letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman …

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