Build Back Better!

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris

We are fighting for a better, fairer, and brighter future for every American: rolling up our sleeves, empowering grassroots voters, and organizing everywhere to build back better.

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“Sometimes you have to not just dream about what could be—you get out and push, and you pull, and you preach. And you create a climate and environment to get those in high places, to get men and women of goodwill in power to act. — John Lewis

MILLIONS OF FAMILIES
WILL START RECEIVING MONTHLY CHECKS
AS PART OF THE EXPANDED CHILD TAX CREDIT
 
  • This week, tens of millions of families will begin to see more money in their pockets thanks to the American Rescue Plan, and the leadership of President Biden and Democrats. 

  • The American Rescue Plan delivered major tax relief for working families with children through a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit, no thanks to a single Republican in Congress.

  • In 2021, for most families, the Child Tax Credit is increased to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old and to $3,600 for each child under age 6.

  • The IRS estimates that roughly 39 million households — covering almost 90 percent of children in the United States — are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further action required. Other eligible families can still sign up to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments beginning this week.

  • Experts project that the expanded Child Tax Credit could potentially help lift half of all children out of poverty if all eligible families sign up to receive the monthly payments. 

  • While the American Rescue Plan is providing historic investments to confront the effects of the pandemic and help provide immediate relief from COVID-19, President Biden is calling to extend historic tax relief for working families and increase high-quality child care and available paid family and medical leave through the American Families Plan.