The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Changing Lives. Congress Should Make It Permanent.
By Ashley Burnside
Some 39 million families across the country found something in their bank account (or mailbox) last month that’s long overdue: A significant investment by our government in eliminating child poverty.
That’s because as of July 15 and every month until the end of the year, the federal government began distributing monthly installments of the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. But this initiative to put money directly in the pockets of millions of parents is only budgeted to last for one year. It’s up to Congress to extend support for millions of parents who struggle to make ends meet.
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