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January 12, 2022

50K Kids in Joe Manchin’s Home State Could Sink into Deep Poverty Without Child Tax Credits

The Hill – Thousands of children in the state of West Virginia are facing the risk of falling into poverty, as the federal government remains in a gridlock over continuing a child tax credit program — one that West Virginia’s own senator opposes. Read the full article.

Since July 2021, millions of families across the country began receiving special payments from the federal government under the advanced child tax credit program as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. In West Virginia, more than 300,000 children received those payments, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D), who represents West Virginia, hasn’t been a fan of the program. 

Manchin previously said he wants additional stipulations attached to the child tax credit program, like requiring parents to work and to limit payments to families making $60,000 or less annually.  

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