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Manchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report
« on: October 18, 2021, 12:47:13 pm »
Manchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report
By Mychael Schnell - 10/17/21 11:00 PM EDT


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has reportedly laid down new red lines for the Democrats’ multi-trillion reconciliation bill, this time making demands regarding the expanded child tax credit provision.

Axios reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Manchin informed the White House that the child tax credit must have an "established work" requirement and a family income limit in the $60,000 range if Democrats want his vote for the package.

Those demands, Axios noted, would significantly weaken the child tax credit, which is one of President Biden’s key programs to assist working families. It would also bring down the price tag of the spending bill, which Manchin and fellow moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have both said is too high.

Progressives, however, are unlikely to get on board with the scaled-back version of the child tax credit, according to Axios.

Manchin has previously called for work requirements for the child tax credit, in addition to “means testing” to place a cap on the income of people who can receive benefits under the program.

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