Together, we are the Democratic Party!

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.

“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 THIS WEEK 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.