The families of nearly 600,000 Connecticut children were assisted by the credit, which ended in mid December.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
With President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation halted in the U.S. Senate, Connecticut Democrats hoped to drum up support Monday by highlighting the bill’s extension of a recently-expired monthly tax credit for families with children.
“I think the outcry you’re going to hear from people – when they checked their bank accounts this January, they found out they were on average about $400 fewer for a tax credit that had been enormously successful in lifting children out of poverty,” U.S. Rep. John Larson said during a morning press conference. “It’s those kinds of questions … that motivate people to vote.”
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