A group of Democratic lawmakers reintroduce a bill to continue the Expanded Monthly Child Tax Credit that first emerged during the pandemic.
Expanded Child Tax Credit
The Expanded Monthly Child Tax Credit first emerged during the pandemic to help American families with children who qualify for the requirements set by the federal government to fight the financial stress brought by COVID-19 to most families.
In a published article in VALUE WALK, a group of Democratic lawmakers reintroduce again the Expanded Monthly Child Tax Credit through a bill “American Family Act,” The sponsors of this bill are U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and they want to make this permanent.
“American Family Act” Received Support from Different Groups
According to a published article in Common Dreams, the bill is supported by 204 Democratic lawmakers. Rep. Torres said, “Making the Child Tax Credit permanent provides much-needed financial stability for working families, helps them make ends meet and fight rising costs, and reduces child poverty.”
There are organizations as well that show support for the bill and that include Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). This is after it was found in different studies that the Expanded Monthly Child Benefits have helped 61 million in the country to face and fight poverty during the pandemic time.