BY THE NUMBERS: How Many Georgia Families Did Republicans Try to Deny Child Tax Credits From?

October 26, 2021

Despite Brian Kemp and every single Georgia Congressional Republican’s opposition to the American Rescue Plan, 91% of Georgia families with children continue to benefit from the middle-class tax cuts in President Biden’s child tax credit program. If the Georgia GOP had their way, however, 2.1 million Georgia kids would not see a penny of these life-changing tax cuts.

Since the distribution of the first round of tax cuts in July, child hunger has dropped 24 percent nationwide. Experts predict that the Child Tax Credit program will reduce the state’s overall child poverty rate from 13.6 percent to 5.9 percent and that the Black child poverty rate will decrease even further from 21.8 percent to 11.4 percent. Across Georgia, these tax cuts are helping families fend off eviction, pay utility bills and back rent, buy groceries and school supplies, and cover other expenses.

Take a look at how many families Georgia Republicans tried to prevent from receiving tax cuts in each of their congressional districts, according to the Congressional Budget Office:

BUDDY CARTER (GA-01)

  • 92% of families with children impacted
  • 161,100 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $3,100

DREW FERGUSON (GA-03)

  • 89% of families with children impacted
  • 158,600 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $3,000

AUSTIN SCOTT (GA-08)

  • 92% of families with children impacted
  • 160,000 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $3,300

ANDREW CLYDE (GA-09)

  • 90% of families with children impacted
  • 158,100 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $2,900

JODY HICE (GA-10)

  • 90% of families with children impacted
  • 157,600 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $3,000

BARRY LOUDERMILK (GA-11)

  • 82% of families with children impacted
  • 153,700 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $2,700

RICK ALLEN (GA-12)

  • 92% of families with children impacted
  • 159,200 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $3,300

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE (GA-14)

  • 93% of families with children impacted
  • 162,900 children benefiting
  • Average total tax cuts received per household: $2,900

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