Public News Service – As the deadline to pass the Build Back Better Act looms, West Virginia organizers are collecting stories from families in the Mountain State about why extending the Child Tax Credit through the legislation is critical. Read the full article.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of the major critics of the bill due to concerns over increased spending and inflation. Organizers say Manchin told them in a meeting he is not hearing directly from West Virginians about how the Child Tax Credit has helped them.
JoAnna Vance, West Virginia recovery fellow for the American Friends Service Committee of West Virginia, said she has gathered more than 150 stories showing how the credit has helped residents pay for groceries and utility bills.