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Democrats won’t push Child Tax Credit outside of Biden’s spending bill

Senior House Democrats said Tuesday that they will not attempt to restart the Child Tax Credit, which provided up to $300 monthly checks to millions of American families, outside of Biden’s social spending bill, as Business Insider reported.

“It is my hope and expectation that we are going to be able to arrive at an agreement with the Senate, including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, around a Build Back Better Act,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said at a weekly press conference, as Business Insider cited.

The sprawling $2 trillion spending package is currently gathering dust in the Senate. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia came out against it last month, causing a stalemate. Democrats appear no closer to getting his vote and pushing the massive spending plan through Congress. 

The package includes a one-year extension of the expanded child tax credit, universal preschool, federal subsidies for child care, measures to combat the climate crisis, and more.