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Manchin Wants Strict Conditions on Child Tax Credit, Which Has Lifted Millions of Kids from Poverty

HeadlineOct 18, 2021

In more news about the stalled reconciliation package, Axios is reporting Joe Manchin told the White House the plan’s child tax credit must include a firm work requirement and an income cap around $60,000 per family. The expanded credit, which was passed in March in the American Rescue Plan, has lifted millions of U.S. children out of poverty. Studies show extending the credit beyond 2021 would cut child poverty even further, reducing it another 40%. On Friday, Biden touted the Build Back Better Act’s provisions for working families while visiting a child care center in Connecticut.

President Joe Biden: “How can we compete in the world if millions of Americans’ parents, especially moms, can’t be part of the workforce because they can’t afford the cost of child care, or elder care, I might add? Elder care.”

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