Democrats Introduce $3,000 Child Benefit in Biden Relief Package
On Monday, House Democrats introduced legislation that would give millions of families $3,000 per child as part of Biden's $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Bill.
Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced the enhanced Child Tax Credit bill.
Said Neal, "The pandemic is driving families deeper...into poverty...We are making the Child Tax Credit more generous and...this money is going to be the difference in a roof over someone's head or food on their table."
The legislation provides $3,600 per child under the age of six and $3,000 per child aged six through seventeen. Single parents earning up to $75,000 annually and couples earning up to $150,000 would qualify for the benefit.
The benefit would also be paid out on a monthly basis for one year rather than in one lump sum. If passed, payments would begin in July.
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