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Manchin issued counteroffer to WH on BBB that excluded child tax credit: report
Media portrayal of Manchin is ‘utterly predictable’: Concha
Fox News contributor Joe Concha discusses the media and lawmakers ripping Sen. Joe Manchin for rejecting Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., reportedly gave the White House a counteroffer regarding the $1.8 trillion Build Back Better spending package that he ultimately decided not to support.
Manchin was prepared to sign off on a version of the spending bill that included universal prekindergarten for 10 years, an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, as well as hundreds of billions in climate change efforts, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Post on condition of anonymity.
Sources also told the Post that Manchin's counteroffer excluded the one-year extension of the child tax credit program, which the White House maintains is a crucial tool in reducing child poverty.
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"Maybe Senator Manchin can explain to the millions of children who have been lifted out of poverty, in part due to the Child Tax Credit, why he wants to end a program that is helping achieve this milestone," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a harsh statement Sunday.
The credit provides monthly payments of $300 per child under 6 and $250 for children under 18 to two-parent households earning less than $150,000 and single-parent households making less than $112,000.