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Biden to propose extending $300 monthly checks for parents through 2025, rejecting pressure from Democrats to make it permanent


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President Joe Biden is set to propose a $1.8 trillion new economic spending program on Wednesday evening — and a core element of the initiative will be a revamped child tax credit aimed at assisting families.

The measure was boosted under the recent stimulus law to $3,600 per child age 6 and under, and $3,000 for every kid between 6 and 17. Democrats in Congress pressed administration officials to make those changes permanent in recent weeks, arguing it would cut child poverty in half.

They ramped up pressure ahead of Biden’s evening speech to Congress.

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