Biden Touts ‘Historic’ Effort to Reduce Child Poverty Through Expanded Child Tax Credit

CNN | Donald Judd, Tami Luhby & Kate Sullivan

“This can make it possible for a hardworking parent to say to his or her child: ‘Honey, we get, you can get your new braces now. We can get you a tutor to help you in the math class you’re having trouble with.”

On Thursday, Biden’s administration touted the expanded child tax credit, a provision that was a part of his COVID-19 relief package. The decision continues its efforts to reduce child poverty by providing families $250 to $300 a month for each child, depending on the child’s age. By next spring, parents will receive a total of $3,600 for each child under age 6 and $3,000 for each one age 6 to 17 for 2021.

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