Republican pressed on Child Tax Credit
Mike Emanuel, guest-hosting Chris Wallace’s old show Fox News Sunday, challenged Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) over the Republican’s opposition to extending the Child Tax Credit, a key provision of Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
“Senator, one of the casualties of the collapse of that bill is the child tax credit that expires at the end of the year,” Emanuel noted.
“According to the Urban Institute, continuing the benefit could have a significant impact on child poverty, reducing child poverty to about 8.4 percent from 14.2 percent, a fall of roughly 40 percent,” Emanuel explained, flashing a graphic on the screen.
“Is that a compelling argument to extend it?” Emanuel asked.
Blunt responded by saying the Republicans previously doubled the child tax credit and argued Democrats’ House bill “just simply doesn’t make sense.”