FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 22, 2023
Oregon House Passes First Ever Child Tax Credit
SALEM, Ore. – Today, the House passed HB 3235, Oregon’s first ever state-based child tax credit that will provide $1,000-per-child for working parents struggling to make ends meet. Known as the Oregon Kids’ Credit, HB 3235 will help families cover rising cost of living. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, approximately 55,000 Oregon children are expected to benefit from this credit. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.
“HB 3235 is a bipartisan bill targeted at supporting our most vulnerable Oregonians,” said Representative Smith (R-Heppner) a chief sponsor of the bill “supporting youth has always been a priority to me and I was thrilled to be part of crafting this bill and getting it passed.”
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his twelfth term as a State Representative, making him the longest serving member in the Oregon Legislature, as well as the 4th longest serving State Representative in Oregon History. He holds a gavel as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government. Representative Smith also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, he is the ranking member on the House Revenue Committee. To reach out, please visit Rep Smith’s Facebook Page or send him an email at email@example.com
Representative Greg Smith