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Analysis: Child poverty a hidden focus of virus relief plan


February 7, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tucked inside President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan is a seemingly radical notion that children should not grow up in poverty.

Congressional Democrats are now sketching out that vision more fully by proposing to temporarily raise the child tax credit, now at a maximum of $2,000, to as much as $3,600 per child annually. Their plan would also make the credit fully available to the poorest families, instead of restricting it based on the parents' tax liability.

"The Democratic plan would likely mark the most significant step in the fight against child p...

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