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Feb 18, 2022

The expiration of Child Tax Credit payments has risen the monthly child poverty rate from 12.1% in Dec. 2021 to 17% in Jan. 2021, representing around 3.7 million more children that are now living in poverty, according to the Center On Poverty & Social Policy at Columbia University. When properly implemented, the Child Tax Credit program increases families’ abilities to receive basic needs, reduce child poverty, help eliminate food insecurity and provide a safety net during the ongoing pandemic while having no negative effects on parent employment.
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