December 15, 2021

On the Final Day of the Child Tax Credit Payments, NDC Chair DelBene Continues to Urge Senate to Pass Build Back Better Act and Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

NDC Chair DelBene Says It’s Time to Decide, Calls on Senate to Extend Critical Support for 36 Million Families

Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement continuing her call for urgent Senate action on the Build Back Better Act to extend the enhanced Child Tax Credit: 

“In a few months, the expanded Child Tax Credit has had a transformational impact for American families. Since payments began, this essential lifeline has lifted millions of children out of poverty, enabled families to pay their bills, empowered parents to get back to work, and helped families get through the pandemic.

“But we cannot stop here. Americans risk losing this progress if we do not continue President Biden’s historic middle class tax cut. New Dems ran and won on rebuilding the middle class, and we must keep delivering for our constituents. That’s why the New Democrat Coalition made the expanded Child Tax Credit a top priority and secured an extension in the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House with unanimous New Dem support last month. 

“It’s time to decide. I strongly urge my Senate colleagues to pass the Build Back Better Act quickly so we can provide certainty for the 36 million families who depend on this middle-class tax cut and Americans can continue to keep more of their paychecks in the New Year.”