Los Angeles Daily News: Revamped child tax credit is coming your way, Southern California. Here’s why – and how it will work
Los Angeles, July 15, 2021
“This is a very special day. A day of promises fulfilled,” Pelosi said, flanked by Reps. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, and Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, plus a group of community advocates, inside a gymnasium full of supporters and media at Barrio Action Youth and Family Center. “This is a story about how we can honor our commitment to our children. Our children. Our children. Our children.”
The tax credit — its earlier incarnations long critiqued as never really living up to expectations — is being hailed by Democrats as a landmark program, akin to Social Security, aiming to bring millions of children out of poverty. Republicans have panned it as discouraging parents from entering the job market — as well as promoting a cycle of poverty in America.