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October 2, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Manchin Must Support Robust Budget Reconciliation Package

Beckley Register-Herald - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy strongly urges Senator Manchin to recognize the urgency of our state’s needs and move quickly to support workers and families in West Virginia. Read the full article. In a statement released earlier this week, Senator Manchin suggested that the need is neither urgent nor…

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September 30, 2021 by WVCBP
The Cost of Inaction is Too High: Senator Manchin Must Support Robust Budget Reconciliation Package That Centers West Virginians’ Needs

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – Kelly Allen, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, released the following statement in response to Senator Manchin’s recent comments on the Build Back Better Act currently being negotiated in Washington: The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy strongly urges…

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September 26, 2021 by Kelly Allen
The Legislation Joe Manchin Is Holding Up Would Help His State — A Lot

Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Country Highlights - The child care center that Michelle McFall runs in Union, West Virginia, has been around for about 40 years. Just keeping it open has been something of an accomplishment. Read the full article. Union sits on the state’s hilly and rural southeastern border. With a countywide poverty rate…

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September 24, 2021 by WVCBP
Joe Manchin Might Single-Handedly Upend the Child Tax Credit

New Republic - The expanded child tax credit has been enthusiastically embraced by most Democrats as an easily promotable example of a social policy that aids families in tangible ways. On the surface, the policy would appear to be one of the few things Democrats across the ideological spectrum might agree on as they undertake the messy…

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September 21, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Child Tax Credit Helps Families in Southern West Virginia

WVNS - The pandemic changed life for millions of Americans across the nation. Utility and food bills increased with more time spent at home, causing more financial stress for millions of families. Here in the Mountain State, one woman said Congressional action made a huge difference. Read the full article. “Ask them how much a…

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September 16, 2021 by Kelly Allen
ReImagine Appalachia Urges Manchin to Support “Build Back Better”

Pennsylvania Business Report - ReImagine Appalachia, an organization of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia labor leaders, policy experts and community leaders, urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to support President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation in an open letter Sunday. Read the full article. Published as a full-page ad in the Charleston Gazette-Mail,…

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September 14, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Child Tax Credit Program Takes Burden Off Families Locally and Across the Nation

WTRF - COVID-19 has taken a toll on many families. But, families who were just barely getting by are getting a boost, with the help of the expanded Child Tax Credit Program. Read the full article. Like other families, Jenny Showalter, who lives in Wheeling, knows the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit program.…

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September 14, 2021 by WVCBP
As Congress Returns to Washington, Data Show the Expanded Child Tax Credit is Working in West Virginia

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act made significant but temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC). In addition to increasing the value of the CTC and including more families in this critical support, ARPA included the flexibility for eligible families to…

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