Senate Democrats Spread Word On Child Tax Credit Payments To Families Starting This Thursday Thanks To The American Rescue Plan – Senator McConnell Reminds Country That Every Republican Voted Against It

NY Daily News (NY): Schumer Tells New Yorkers With Kids To Apply For Enhanced Child Tax Credit Program: ‘Help Is On The Way’ Ark Valley Voice (CO): Sen. Michael Bennet: Improved Child Tax Credit Ahead Of Payments Reaching Colorado Families On July 15 Richland Source (OH): Sherrod Brown: Monthly Child Tax Credit Coming To Ohio Families CBS Atlanta (GA): Senators Ossoff, Warnock Brief Metro Atlanta On Child Tax Credit, Jobs And Infrastructure During Statewide Tour

July 13, 2021

 

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This Thursday, July 15th monthly enhanced Child Tax Credit payments will start going out to families – a program under the American Rescue Plan that is anticipated to lead to a significant reduction in childhood poverty. Tens of millions of American families will receive this critical support – up to $300 per child per month – automatically. Every Senate Democrat supported these expanded CTC payments – and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell spent the last week reminding the American people that every single Republican voted against it.


Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, “This is an example of the difference between a Democratic and a Republican majority in the Senate. As Leader McConnell openly reminds everyone, not a single Republican voted in favor of expanding the Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Plan. I am so proud that Democrats found a way to help American families, help American kids with a brighter, stronger future, despite Republican opposition.”


Senate Democrats Spread The Word – Families Will Get Payments Starting This Week Because We Passed The American Rescue Plan


 

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NY Daily News (NY): Schumer tells New Yorkers with kids to apply for enhanced child tax credit program: ‘Help is on the way’. “Hoping to build awareness about national efforts that target youth poverty, Sen. Chuck Schumer wants all eligible New York parents to learn more about the federal child tax credit. ‘We want to spread the word,’ Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. ‘If you’re worried next month about paying the rent, if you’re worried about feeding your kids, if you’re worried about anything — getting that money to fix your car that has been broken for so long — help is on the way.’” [NY Daily News, 7/12/21]


Ark Valley Voice (CO): Sen. Michael Bennet: Improved Child Tax Credit Ahead Of Payments Reaching Colorado Families On July 15. “On July 15th, most families will receive their first payment (up to $250 per child younger than age 6 and up to $300 per child age 6-17). This will continue on or around the 15th of the month in August, September, October, November, and December. Families will receive the rest of their credit at tax time next year, in 2022. If you have already filed your 2020 taxes, you do not need to do anything to receive the Child Tax Credit. Most families in Colorado will automatically begin to receive their payments on or around July 15th as a direct deposit in their bank accounts or as a check in the mail.” [Sen. Michael Bennet Op-Ed via Ark Valley Voice, 6/29/21]


Richland Source (OH): Sherrod Brown: Monthly child tax credit coming to Ohio families. “Starting July 15, most Ohio parents will begin to see $250 or $300 in their bank accounts, every month from now until the end of the year. It’s part of the dramatic expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) we passed in the American Rescue Plan this spring. This was one of the biggest victories for working families in decades, and over the past week, I’ve met with parents across Ohio to talk with them about the positive difference this is going to make in their lives.” [Sen. Brown Op-Ed via Richland Source, 7/3/21]


Dayton 24/7 Now (OH): Senator Brown speaks on upcoming child tax payments. “Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown spoke Thursday about the upcoming child tax credit payments. Starting July 15th, families nationwide will be eligible to receive monthly checks for $250 for children 6 and older or $300 for younger children. Brown said families that filed returns in 2019 or 2020 will automatically begin to see the checks arrive, ‘We want to help you. We're not going to tell you how to spend your dollars.’” [Dayton 24/7 Now, 7/8/21]


CBS Atlanta (GA): Senators Ossoff, Warnock Brief Metro Atlanta On Child Tax Credit, Jobs And Infrastructure During Statewide Tour. “Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Georgia) spoke at Sheltering Arms Educare Atlanta Center, announcing direct monthly tax refunds for Georgia families. ‘The families of more than one million Georgia children will be receiving tax relief,’ he said. […] Just like the stimulus payments, they’ll receive a direct deposit, paper check or debit card for the tax refund. ‘Senator Warnock and I are so pleased to announced we cast the decisive votes to secure this tax cut,’ Ossoff said.” [CBS Atlanta, 6/30/21]


WGXA News (GA): Sen. Jon Ossoff in Macon: Child tax relief "is not just a tax credit". “Senator Jon Ossoff visited Macon today to remind Middle Georgia families financial relief in the form of tax credits are on the way. ‘It is a pleasure to be here in Macon to announce major tax relief to families in Georgia,’ Ossoff said during his visit to Agnes Barden Elementary. Starting in mid-July, Ossoff said 90% of Georgia families will receive expanded child tax credits, either in the form of monthly direct deposits or monthly checks mailed to households.” [WGXA News, 6/29/21]


WKAR (MI): U.S. Sen. Stabenow In Grand Rapids Promoting Expanded Child Tax Credit. “U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visited with families at Grand Rapids’ Baxter Community Center calling the Expanded Child Tax Credit funded by the American Rescue Plan a tax cut for working families. ‘We’re talking about 92% of Michigan children who are in homes that are going to benefit from a new tax credit that is going to start showing benefits and support for families next week.’” [WKAR, 7/8/21]


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): “With the #AmericanRescuePlan: We expanded the Child Tax Credit to deliver one of the most significant reductions in child poverty ever. I’m standing with @AOC and @RepJerryNadler to ensure families know the first monthly checks begin in a week: irs.gov/childtaxcredit…” [Twitter, 7/8/21]


Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI): “I voted for the #AmericanRescuePlan and it delivers the largest expansion of the Child Tax Credit ever. The monthly payments start in two weeks and will provide major tax relief for Wisconsin working families and put more money in their pockets.” [Twitter, 6/30/21]


Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ): “Starting on July 15, the vast majority of American families will start receiving monthly payments as part of @POTUS’s American Rescue Plan & the expanded child tax credit. These payments will continue for the rest of this year. Make sure you're signed up! childtaxcredit.gov” [Twitter, 7/8/21]


Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE): “In less than a week, an estimated 39 million households will start receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments. This is the #AmericanRescuePlan in action, delivering for communities and lifting millions of children out of poverty.” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Bob Casey  (D-PA)PA families will begin receiving monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments starting July 15th. Thanks to bold action by @POTUS & @SenateDems, PA Families will receive up to $250 per month for each child age 6 to 17 years old and up to $300 for each child under age 6.” [Twitter, 7/12/21]


Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE): “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, money will begin hitting the bank accounts of millions of American families *this week!* You can find out how much your family will see from the enhanced Child Tax Credit here irs.gov/credits-deduct…” [Twitter, 7/12/21]


Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL): “In less than one week, millions of families will start receiving #ChildTaxCredit payments, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. Glad to be in Springfield yesterday to discuss how this will help local families and lift children out of poverty.” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): “The American Rescue Plan expanded the Child Tax Credit to cover nearly 90% of U.S. children. New IRS tools let you see if your family is eligible and how to provide information necessary to receive this credit if you don’t normally file taxes. Find more information here: [image]” [Twitter, 6/24/21]


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): “If you didn’t have to file taxes this year, you may still be eligible to get $250 to $300 checks per child per month. Use this tool right now to make sure your family gets your Child Tax Credit.” [Twitter, 7/6/21]


Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM): “Next week, millions of families will start receiving periodic payments from the expanded #ChildTaxCredit to help with the costs of raising their kids. I vote we make that a permanent thing.” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): “ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: New Jersey families will start seeing the first monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments hitting their bank accounts. If you're a non-filer, you can still sign up to receive your payment at irs.gov/credits-deduct…” [Twitter, 7/8/21]


Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA): “When Democrats got the expanded #ChildTaxCredit in the American Rescue Plan, it was because we knew families needed help now to recover from this pandemic. Read the article to learn more about eligibility & the upcoming monthly payments. cnbc.com/2021/06/26/par…” [Twitter, 7/6/21]


Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI): “WATCH! Did you know that starting July 15 most Michigan families will receive up to $300 per child thanks to the #AmericanRescuePlan? Click ?? for more information to make sure you can receive these payments: peters.senate.gov/childtaxcredit” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): “Thanks to the expansion of the Child Tax Credit included in the #AmericanRescuePlan, many Granite State families will qualify for up to $300 extra per month per child for the next year. Payments will begin on July 15 – for more information, visit irs.gov/credits-deduct….” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA): “In less than *1 WEEK* families all across Georgia & our nation will begin receiving their first enhanced #ChildTaxCredit payments. This is going to provide much-needed support for American families, help cut child poverty in half & boost our economy.” [Twitter, 7/9/21]


Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): “Starting July 15, eligible parents will begin receiving automatic monthly payments of $250 for children 6 to 17 and $300 for children under 6 from the Child Tax Credit passed in the American Rescue Plan. Learn more here and help share the news” [Twitter, 6/28/21]


Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): “Democrats' historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit will reduce child poverty by up to 50 percent, helping millions of families. Thanks to @albinaheadstart in Portland for working with me to get the word out today about this critical resource for Oregon and the entire country.” [Twitter, 6/29/21]


Republican Leader Mitch McConnell On the American Rescue Plan – With Child Tax Credit Payments Set to Go Out to Tens of Millions of Families –  “Not A Single Member Of My Party Voted For It.”

 

 

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Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "Well it [American Rescue Plan] passed on a straight party-line vote, not a single member of my party voted for it, so you’re going to get a lot of money, I didn’t vote for it, but you're going to get a lot more money.” [Press Conference, 7/6/21]


 

 

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Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):  “I was at least somewhat surprised that the new administration recommend we spend $2 trillion more in what’s called the American Rescue Package. They used a device, not inappropriate, but a device called budget reconciliation, which you’re not able to use for all things but allows you in the Senate to pass something at 51 votes instead of 60. Not unfair, but hard to do in a 50-50 Senate to get everybody in line to do something one party only - they did, and they passed the American Rescue Package without a single Republican vote in the House or Senate.” [Remarks at Northern KY Chamber of Commerce, 7/8/21]


Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):  “You’re going to get a hell of a lot of money. I didn’t vote for it, but I hope you spend it wisely, because Kentucky, for example, is going to get about twice as much money, not just government but in various parts of our state, state and local government are going to benefit enormously, going to get about twice as much money as you got last year during the pandemic. So hopefully this windfall which is going to hit us big time, will be wisely spent at all levels because I hope this windfall won’t happen again.” [Remarks at Northern KY Chamber of Commerce, 7/8/21]


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