- President-elect Biden is expected to expand child welfare in the economic aid package, the Washington Post reported.
- Biden announced a plan to expand the children’s tax credit last year.
- The Democrats support the expansion of child welfare to fight the high child poverty rate in the United States.
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President-elect Biden is expected to include the expanded child benefits set in the economic aid package released on Thursday, a source told the Washington Post.
The report said that Biden may take measures similar to his campaign proposal, providing $300 a month for families with children under 6 and $250 a month for families with children between 6 and 1
Biden last year proposed to expand and increase the child tax credit to $3,000 per child for children aged 6 to 17, and $3,600 for children under 6.
Biden’s website states that the expanded expansion will “provide thousands of dollars in tax relief for middle-class families” and “help the most stressed working families avoid poverty and achieve greater economic security.”
Responsible Federal Budget Committee policy chief Marc Goldwein said on Twitter on Thursday that Biden has expanded the tax credit for children, and a family of five can get $19,000.
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Biden launched the proposal in September. Experts have previously told Insider that although the benefits are considerable for the working class, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that the family that deserves is not missed.
According to the “Post” report, the economic relief program is expected to bring nearly $1 trillion in benefits to children.
Many Democratic congressmen support the expansion of tax incentives for children in response to the high child poverty rate in the United States.
Democrats in the House of Representatives approved measures to expand the child tax credit last year. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado stated in 2019 that he could think of “a war with us as Americans than letting children grow up in poverty.”