Millions of families will not receive this monthly child tax credit payment Weekend For the first time in six months since the program ended at the end of last year.
Why this matters: Over 35 million families have received payments, IRS. According to, The payments were part of a US rescue plan passed in 2021 and seen as one of the largest anti-poverty measures in modern history.
- Biden’s social spending bill, known as Build Back Better, would have permanently extended those payments to many families beyond the December 31 deadline, but did not pass until late 2021.
- Families received up to $300 per month under the age of 6 and up to $250 per month for children 6 to 17.
big picture: Democrats are calling for the expansion to remain in place.
What are they saying: Rep. Shontel Brown (D-Ohio) said Tweet That the Child Tax Credit “reduced child poverty and helped feed countless families.”
- Sen. Mazi Hirono (D-Hawaii) said in a tweet Friday More than 150,000 families in Hawaii will be affected and he called on Congress to pass Build Back Better.