A mother and her children appear at a news conference to discuss the importance of the child tax credit at the Ethel Bradley Early Education Center on August 12, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Posted in Analysis Child Welfare

Increase in child poverty feared as tax credit expires amid Omicron wave

“The pandemic isn’t over—the relief to withstand it shouldn’t stop,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams January 4, 2022 The lapse of Democrats’ expanded child tax credit program at the end of last…

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Posted in News Restart 2021

As White House floats skimpier relief bill in bid for GOP support, progressives warn going small would be ‘catastrophic’

“Congress should err on the side of offering generous relief to a larger pool of people, rather than too little.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, January 28, 2021 With the Biden White House reportedly weighing…

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