Two GOP senators are calling for a bipartisan change to the child tax credit that would increase the benefit but maintain an earnings requirement, an alternative to Democratic proposals for a major benefit that is not conditioned on work.
Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah released a statement on Wednesday admonishing Democrats for eliminating the income threshold to receive child tax credit benefits. They lauded the 2017 tax cuts for doubling the tax credit and said Republicans had wanted to increase it even further but were shot down in favor of the Democratic expansion.
“In 2017, the Republican Party delivered historic relief to working- and middle-class American families in the form of doubling the child tax credit,” the duo said. “The impact was enormous. Working American households making between $20,000 and $50,000 received the largest increase in tax cuts from the expansion, and families with less than $20,000 in income saw