PORT WASHINGTON - Rep. Steve Israel is proposing legislation to help middle-class families handle the rising costs of college tuition.
Israel wants to expand the American Opportunity tax credit from $2,500 to $5,000 per student. Income limits for eligibility would be raised to $160,000 for single parents and $320,000 for couples.
Israel announced his bill today at LIU Post.
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He says it will be the first bill he introduces when Congress returns to session in two weeks.