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January 12, 2022 by Kelly Allen
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…

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January 12, 2022 by Kelly Allen
West Virginians Scramble to Get By After Manchin Kills Child Tax Credits

The Guardian, Eminetra - Last fall, Krista Greene missed a week of work after her sons were exposed to Covid and could not return to school. Greene, who manages a tutoring center and yoga studio in Charleston, West Virginia, does not receive any paid time off. Normally, she would have been worried about this loss of…

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January 7, 2022 by WVCBP
Stimulus Check Update: Talks Reopen for Fourth Stimulus Check

The Ascent - We've been writing for months that there's little chance of a fourth check hitting bank accounts anytime soon. The stock market is up, more people are back to work (or starting their own businesses), and most Republicans are dead set against more assistance to the American people. Read the full article. Just as we…

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January 7, 2022 by WVCBP
Rep. Bobby Rush Says Manchin Has ‘Become Too Much of a Rural Elitist’ in His Proposed Restrictions for the Child Tax Credit

Business Insider - Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, a retiring House Democrat, is taking some hard swings on his way out the door in Congress. Read the full article. During an interview with The Washington Post published Friday, Rush unleashed a barrage of criticisms at Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Manchin, a conservative Democrat, has…

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January 5, 2022 by Kelly Allen
What West Virginians Need from Biden’s Social Spending Plan

WBUR - Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is a no on President Biden's social spending plan. Listen to the full segment. “If I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it," Sen. Manchin said in December. The people of West Virginia have the highest percentage of people with a disability…

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January 5, 2022 by WVCBP
Don Perl: ‘… Joe Manchin is Saving (Biden’s) Presidency.’ Really?

Greeley Tribune - I have pondered the commentary by L.Roger Huston that appeared in the December 29 edition of the Greeley Tribune. read the full letter to the editor. It carries the title, “Biden may not realize it, but Joe Manchin is saving his presidency.” The piece is certainly well written, has pertinent information regarding…

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