“I want to see them preserved for all families, but because there are so many current and former military families in North Carolina, I really wanted to raise this particular issue with (Senate Finance Committee) chairman (Max) Baucus and (senior Republican Sen. Orrin) Hatch,” Hagan, a Democrat from Greensboro, said in an interview on Tuesday..
“I’ve looked at what these military families have gone through. In the last 10 years we’ve asked more and more of our soldiers and their families.”
And for that reason, eliminating the tax credits would be wrong, she said. Hagan and nine other senators argued in a letter that the two tax credits keep more than 140,000 military families from falling below the poverty line, and help an additional 800,000 people in military families who now live in poverty.