Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

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Letter: Child tax credit worth noting


The top stories of the past year always makes interesting reading, especially when there are stories mentioned that didn’t make the top 10, along with readers’ choices (“Top Stories of 2021: A year of extremes in Clark County,” by The Columbian).

Not surprising to see pandemic and housing/homelessness stories pervading the lists. But what about the good news of the 3.6 million children that were lifted out of poverty by the increase in the child tax credit? Sadly, it didn’t get renewed when Build Back Better wasn’t voted on in the Senate. Renewing the transformational child tax credit is still possible, especially if our supportive Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell hear from us (202-224-3121) about how it makes a difference, like not having to choose between rent and food. Then this could be one of next year’s top stories.

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