This could “do a ton to help people see how progressive economic policies help them personally and strengthen the economy,” Lindsay Owens, director of the Groundwork Collaborative and the Fighting Chance for Families campaign for the CTC, told us. She added this could lead to "recipients giving Democrats credit for improving their lives.”
"This should be a no-brainer: Putting money in the pockets of those who need it most is good for the children and families receiving it, good for local businesses, and helps protect this fragile economic recovery."
The Joe Biden administration gets the most credit from voters for the monthly child benefit payments that have been going out since July, according to a new survey from HuffPost and Fighting Chance for Families, a project from Data for Progress and Groundwork Collaborative.
Rep. DeLauro: "If we want this economic growth permanent, then the expanded credit must be permanent, too."
Lindsay Owens, an economist and the executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative, an organization that advocates for progressive economic policies. “The CTC is certainly not a panacea...but cash benefits are really powerful.”
As President Biden's Build Back Better plan takes center stage, many are wondering how that might affect them. A portion of the plan includes a child tax credit which would affect about 90 percent of families in Montana.
Lawmakers are still working to make the Child Tax Credit fully refundable on a permanent basis. If they're successful, it could make a huge difference in the lives of many families.
"The fact that the Child Tax Credit has not received bipartisan support baffles me; it’s a clear win for all sides."
The expanded Child Tax Credit was a lifeline to Jennifer Dickman & her two special needs children. Now she's calling on Congress to make this critical program permanent.
As Congress finalizes this spending plan, it’s up to all of us to continue to push for the credit’s permanent extension, and for other bold economic and social reforms that approach equity and justice in a holistic and ambitious way that’s rooted in civic engagement.
Today, Fighting Chance for Families released a new poll that finds voters support a permanent expansion of the Child Tax Credit by a +7-point margin.
Congress has 8 days left to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit without a lapse
As the deadline approaches to extend the popular expanded Child Tax Credit by December 28th, Fighting Chance for Families spokeswoman McKenzie Wilson released the following statement:
One week before 35 million American families are set to receive the last of the expanded Child Tax Credit’s monthly payments, Fighting Chance for Families released the following statement from spokesperson McKenzie Wilson:
Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act on Friday, Fighting Chance for Families released the following statement:
Today, Fighting Chance for Families spokesperson McKenzie Wilson released the following statement on the news that the Build Back Better reconciliation bill will include a short-term extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit.