Corporate Voices for Working Families has been taking a leading role in advocating for enhancements to dependent care spending accounts.

Here’s an excellent overview of the issue — and the bipartisan effort under way now to increase the current spending and benefit limits — by Sue Shellenbarger in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com) titled “Dependent Care Spending Accounts: Do They Work For You?”

The WSJ blog post includes the perspective provided by Allison Tomei of Corporate Voices that “since 1986, inflation has slashed the value of the tax break nearly in half.”