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January 7, 2022

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 once again proposed adding a work requirement onto the expanded child tax credit, a step that would shut out millions of families with little or no taxable earnings from getting the federal cash. 

In Manchin’s home state, 50,000 kids are at risk of slipping back or further into poverty from the recent expiration of the program, per the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

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