December 17, 2021
Contact: McKenzie Wilson,

Countdown: 11 Days Left to Extend Expanded Child Tax Credit, Avoid a Lapse for 35 Million Families

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:

“The clock is ticking. There are just eleven days left to extend the popular expanded Child Tax Credit in time to secure a January disbursement of its monthly payment to 35 million families. Congress must act swiftly to avoid this lapse in payments to ensure that parents have the security they need to remain in the workforce and cover the rising cost of raising children.”

Fighting Chance for Families released a countdown clock on its website to stress the urgency of this moment and make clear the opportunity that Congress has to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit. There are 11 days, 15 hours and 59 minutes left to act.

The latest Fighting Chance for Families polling finds a strong majority of voters support the expanded Child Tax Credit by a +24-point margin — including Democrats by a +65-point margin, Independents by a +15-point margin, and over a third of Republicans.

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