Child Poverty

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20.07.21 In his speech to the Senate, Durbin explained how the expanded child tax credit impacted a voter in Chicagoland WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke in the Senate to highlight the impact of the historic expansion of the child tax credit included in the …

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Child Tax Credit Payments Begin to Spread to U.S. Families

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Many American families began receiving child tax credit payments on Thursday. The payments are part of the Biden administration’s pandemic contingency plan adopted earlier this year. “Checks are mailed or electronically transferred as we speak,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Joe Biden said child tax credit …

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We can make progress on global poverty – despite Covid

We have grown accustomed to reiterating the disruptions that the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed on our lives – such as reduced travel, cessation of normal social relationships, domestic violence, financial strain, mental health issues and rising poverty and inequalities. Our simulation, conducted a year ago, found that 131-547 million people …

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