The stakes increased with the distribution of the first round of payments on July 15. President Biden that day suggested that the expansion of the child tax credit “will be one of the things that the vice president and I will be most proud of when our terms are up.”
Positioning the child tax credit changes as a signature achievement was the theme of the week for Democrats in Congress, too. The “CTC Six” — as Senate Finance Committee members Michael F.
Committee member Suzan K. DelBene, D-Wash.; and Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., and Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., have deemed themselves — expressed their commitment to an extension the day before