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Jay Hosts Gathering to Laud Social Programs

March 1, 2014

Charleston Gazette –┬áSen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., gathered a group of people Friday who joined him in talking about the importance of government social programs that can be used to help working people. Read

Rockefeller was a leading advocate for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has provided health care for more than 8 million children across the country.

The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, which Rockefeller has backed since the early 1990s, have together provided $7.3 billion to families in West Virginia, he said at Friday’s roundtable at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston.