TO lame duck sessionFor those unfamiliar with the term, it occurs when Congress is in session after a November election (this year it occurs on November 8) and before the start of the new Congress.
The hill reports that “members of the Coalition of New Democrats, the largest Democratic coalition in the House, wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D- MD) and Whip James Clyburn (DS.C. ) on Thursday requesting that they “prioritize improving [child tax credit] in any end-of-year package.'”
Last month, major Democratic players stepped up their efforts to expand the CTC.
According to Columbia University Center for Poverty and Social PolicyAn additional 3.7 million children now live in poverty due to expiring monthly Child Tax Credit payments, with Black and Latino minority children facing the largest percentage point increases.
Michael Bennett (D-CO) has been a particularly vocal advocate of expanding credit. he told her earlier Axios, “It’s a priority for the White House and it’s absolutely a priority for me. We never should have allowed the sun to go down, and I think we can find a way by the end of the year.”
In a statement issued on Tuesday, September 13, Bennet was joined by fellow Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Ritchie Torres of New York and Suzan DelBene of Washington. In part, the statement read: “We should not extend corporate tax breaks to the end of this year without also extending the expanded Child Tax Credit.” It’s worth noting that there has also been Republican support for some kind of extension. In JulySenator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined two other Senators in introducing the Family Safety Act 2.0.
At that time, a CNBC report shared the following details:
The bill, called the Family Safety Act 2.0, was created by Republican Senators Mitt Romney of Utah, Richard Burr of North Carolina and Steve Daines of Montana, who describe it as a “blueprint for family, life, and health.” marriage”. .”
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