December 06, 2021

New Democrat Coalition Chair Calls For Senate To Act On Build Back Better Act Before Child Tax Credit Expires

Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01), released the following statement calling on the Senate to act on the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) before the expanded Child Tax Credit expires:

New Dems are committed to supporting American families and strengthening the middle class. That’s why we fought to ensure the Build Back Better Act includes an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit, builds on the Affordable Care Act to expand access to health coverage and care, creates jobs and economic growth in hard hit communities, and tackles climate change. 

“Our members stood united in passing the Build Back Better Act last month and now it is time for the Senate to act before the expanded Child Tax Credit payments expire at the end of December. American families cannot afford to lose this critical middle-class tax cut, which has cut child poverty in half and helped millions of families afford childcare, pay their bills, and put food on the table. 

“This holiday season our constituents want results, and New Dems are ready to deliver. Congress must finish the job and advance the Build Back Better Act to President Biden’s desk so American families, workers, and communities have the opportunity to succeed in the New Year.”