DelBene Statement on First Missed Monthly Child Tax Credit Payment
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, issued the following statement on the first missed monthly Child Tax Credit payment.
“Today is the first time in six months that 36 million families will not receive their monthly Child Tax Credit payments after the Senate failed to act at the end of last year. While parents will not be receiving this critical lifeline this month, bills are still coming in, food still needs to be put on the table, and the other costs of raising a family still need to be paid.
“Since monthly payments began last July, the enhanced Child Tax Credit provided a historic tax cut to middle-class families and lifted 3.8 million children out of poverty. Few federal programs have had such a demonstrable impact in such a short time. All this underscores why we need to renew this benefit.
“I’m committed to continuing the discussion about how we continue to deliver for American families and show that governance can work for them. There is significant energy from Democrats in both chambers and the White House to get this over the finish line. American families cannot afford further inaction or delay.”