President Joe Biden is amplifying his expansion of social welfare as he and congressional Democrats seek to extend the sweeping child tax credit program he rolled out as part of his coronavirus pandemic emergency response.
The collaboration, formalized by this week’s announcement that Democrats are hoping to ram a $3.5 trillion partisan “human” infrastructure reconciliation bill through Congress, represents the party’s best chance of tinkering with the system in a lasting manner. And it will be the cornerstone of Biden’s remarks scheduled for Thursday at the White House.
Democrats contend providing eligible families with up to $300 a month per dependent through Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending package’s child tax credit program will drastically reduce child poverty, according to former Republican operative John Pitney. Biden is scheduled to mark the occasion with a White House speech.
“Republicans worry that it will bloat the