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December 20, 2021

Build Back Better Demise ‘A Crushing Blow’ to Child Tax Credit Payments, Advocates Say

NBC News – Advocates of child tax credit payments say they’re outraged after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Sunday that he would not vote for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which includes a one-year extension to the benefits. Read the full article.

The news that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will not vote for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act dims hopes of immediately extending child tax credit payments, which millions of families have been reliant on since July.

On Dec. 15, ten days before Christmas, qualifying families nationwide received their last checks of 2021 as part of the expanded monthly child tax credit payments. It may be the last check that families receive if the Senate is unable to pass Biden’s $1.7 trillion economic plan.

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