Dem: Spending stops inflation

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D‑Conn.) claims that the expanded federal child tax credit and passage of President Biden’s stalled, multitrillion-dollar Build Back Better Act would help fight inflation.Inflation has hit its highest level since 1982, according to the latest data.
Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan included automatic, advance CTC payments, which are now expired. The legislation also expanded the CTC to qualify families without income for up to $3,600 per child.
We have “lifted over 50% of children out of poverty, all while fighting inflation, which people are concerned about today,” DeLauro told Just the News on a conference call during which she called for permanently expanding the CTC and retaining the automatic monthly payments.
“People who are knowledgeable in this field believe that a number of the programs which are attached to the the Build Back Better initiative, and including the child tax credit, can help to bring down inflation,” DeLauro said. ” …

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