Congress Fails to Extend Child Tax Credit; 30M Families Won’t See Checks

For the first time in months, there will be no child tax payments for millions of families this weekend after Congress failed to pass an extension of the expanded credit, according to The Hill.

More than 30 million families that had been receiving the monthly payments since July won’t see another round on Saturday, as lawmakers try to revive talks to renew the expansion.

As part of a broad coronavirus relief package passed under President Joe Biden, the child tax credit was temporarily expanded in early 2021.

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