Republican Candidates For U.S. Senate Are All Opposed To Extending Child Tax Credit, While Parents Use Payments To Support Their Families
Thanks to President Biden and the entire North Carolina Democratic congressional delegation’s efforts, American families covering nearly 61 million children received the second monthly Child Tax Credit payment this past week included in the American Rescue Plan.
Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit will cut child poverty by multiples of the historic record. Experts have also estimated that these tax cuts will be the main driver in predictions that the American Rescue Plan could cut child poverty in half by next year, including over a hundred thousand children out of poverty in North Carolina.
While President Biden’s leadership and the North Carolina Democratic congressional delegation’s votes made relief that will be provided to the families of nearly 2 million children in North Carolina possible, the entire North Carolina Republican congressional delegation voted against the American Rescue Plan that included funding to lift North Carolina children out of poverty.
The NC Republican congressional members who voted against providing North Carolina working families tax cuts include:
- Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
- Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
- Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03)
- Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
- Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07)
- Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08)
- Congressman Dan Bishop (NC-09)
- Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10)
- Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC-11)
- Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13)
Parents across North Carolina are using the funds to “pay bills, feed and clothe” their children, but all three candidates in the Republican Senate primary field are opposed to making these tax cuts permanent.