Goodbye 'godsend': Expiration of child tax credits hits home

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Tens tens of of millions millions of of U. U. S. S. families families are are going going to to feel feel the the pinch pinch today today because because the the monthly monthly deposit deposit from from the the federal federal child child tax tax credit credit program program has has ended ended for for the the first first time time in in six six months months families families won't won't receive receive the the monthly monthly child child tax tax credit credit it it was was included included in in president president Biden's Biden's now now stalled stalled social social spending spending bill bill held held up up in in Congress Congress West West Virginia Virginia senator senator Joe Joe Manchin Manchin was was able able to to block block the the legislation legislation with with concerns concerns about about increasing increasing federal federal spending spending but but some some of of his his constituents constituents want want the the extra extra financial financial relief relief retiree retiree Andy Andy Roberts Roberts raising raising his his two two young young grandchildren grandchildren says says that that extra extra five five hundred hundred fifty fifty dollars dollars a a month month was was a a godsend godsend paying paying for for shoes shoes girl girl scouts scouts and and ballet ballet more more than than thirty thirty six six million million American American families families receive receive the the payments payments in in December December families families will will still still be be able able to to claim claim a a reduced reduced child child tax tax credit credit when when they they file file their their taxes taxes later later this this year year I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn

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