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Nevada State AFL-CIO: Congress Must Extend the Child Tax Credit for Working Families

Shelbie Swartz
15 Dec, 2021
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Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, working families across Nevada will receive the last of their Child Tax Credit advance payments. Today’s payments will be the last for qualifying families, providing vital financial assistance to working families across the state. However, if signed into law, the Build Back Better Act will extend the Child Tax Credit.

“These payments are crucial for Nevada’s working families, many of whom are union members, as our state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez. “For the two years, working families have borne the brunt of the pandemic — by supporting the legislation that led to these payments, our pro-labor Democratic leaders have once again stood by our union brothers and sisters and given working Nevadans a fighting chance at caring for their families. It is time for the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act and continue these payments to all qualifying working families across the state of Nevada.”

The American Rescue Plan expanded and improved the Child Tax Credit to provide a tax break to working families as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, and Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, and Susie Lee all voted in favor of providing these monthly payments to qualifying Nevada families.

Now, the Build Back Better Act, passed by the House of Representatives, will extend the Child Tax Credit and continue the largest one-year reduction in child poverty in history.