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Chad Bolt, Legislative Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Government Affairs, Tax Code, Tax Preparation

Chad Bolt is a Legislative Analyst on the Government Affairs team at CFED. In this role, he researches and advocates for initiatives designed to improve the financial health of low- and moderate-income families, particularly around tax preparation and financial capability. He also tracks developments on Capitol Hill to leverage opportunities to advance CFED’s core mission and priorities.

Chad brings a combined eight years of experience in federal and local government. He comes to CFED from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office, where he was a Legislative Assistant covering a diverse range of policy issues and work with the Appropriations Committee. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Chad worked for a member of the Montgomery County Council in Rockville, MD.

Chad holds a Masters of Professional Studies in Applied Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Political Affairs from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

May 5, 2017

Reintroducing….the Save for Success Act!

Research shows that starting to save early for college results in stronger college expectations, higher graduation rates, improved social-emotional development and greater likelihood to own savings accounts as adults.

May 1, 2017

Congress Agrees to a Spending Bill That Funds VITA But Not AFI

In the current policy environment, we will not win every advocacy battle, but together we can help make the dream of an opportunity economy for all a reality eventually.

Apr 28, 2017

Trump’s Upside-Down Plan: Tax Cuts Come at the Expense of Working Families

Don’t be fooled: like the American Health Care Act, which actually was a massive tax cut for the wealthy disguised as health care reform, this plan is also a massive tax cut for the wealthy.

Mar 23, 2017

The American Health Care Act Turns Right-Side Up Tax Credits Upside Down

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) keeps the basic approach of using tax credits to help Americans afford health insurance, but flips it in a very significant way: the tax credits would be based primarily on age, not income.

Mar 21, 2017

EITC: Enhancing Health and Wealth

We know that the EITC improves economic outcomes for workers and educational outcomes for children. Now is the time to protect and expand this critical program.

Mar 16, 2017

Skinny Budget Starves Critical Programs

President Trump released his “skinny budget” earlier today – a document that is both a broad outline of his priorities and a troubling budget forecast for low- and moderate-income families trying to get ahead.

Mar 15, 2017

Building on What Works: Congress Can Strengthen the EITC by Expanding and Simplifying Eligibility

If Congress and the Trump Administration want to make the tax code work for working people they will focus on turning our upside down tax code right side up.

Mar 9, 2017

CFED Collaborates with National Partners to Launch Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility

As one piece of our broader strategy to flip the upside-down tax code right-side up, CFED partnered with PolicyLink to launch the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility.

Feb 9, 2017

Tax Season Kickoff, EITC Day Highlight the Importance of Tax Time in Boosting Financial Well-Being

For folks who understand the power of tax time as a pathway to financial health for millions of workers and their families, the past few weeks have been an exciting time.

Jan 10, 2017

One Easy Step to Improve Tax Return Accuracy and Protect Consumers This Tax Season

Inauguration Day may be coming up, but we’re getting excited for something else: the kickoff for tax season!

Oct 18, 2016

Take Action Today: Let Congress Know We Can’t Afford to Defund AFI

AFI funding is at risk of being completely eliminated by Congress. This would stop the continued success of AFI dead in its tracks.

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