Appearing on CNN in September, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia implied that he would not support extending the monthly payments, which come in the form of an expanded child tax credit (CTC), without changes. “There’s no work requirements whatsoever,” he said. “There’s no education requirements whatsoever for better skill sets. Don’t you think, if we’re going to help the children, that the people should make some effort?”
Oct 25, 2021
The new monthly payments of $250 my family and I are receiving as part of the expanded child tax credit is the reason I am able to put food on the table. As part of the American Rescue Plan, Democrats expanded the existing child tax credit for this year, nearly doubling it and giving families advance payments of up to $300 a month per child.