This week, Democrats are once again delivering on our agenda of helping working families. Yesterday, tens of millions of American families covering nearly 60 million children began to see their first monthly Child Tax Credit payment hit their bank accounts or arrive in the mail. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ leadership, the Child Tax Credit has been expanded, providing hardworking families with more breathing room to cover expenses and pay the bills. The contrast couldn’t be clearer: While Democrats are putting more money in the pockets of families with children, Republicans unanimously voted against this tax cut.
Yesterday, as the expanded Child Tax Credit’s monthly payments started going out across the country,the Democratic National Committee launched a new ad campaign with the DSCC and DCCC across battleground states to promote this middle-class tax cut.
Here’s a look at what voters are reading about Democrats’ middle-class tax cuts in local media across key states:
- In Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ‘Help is here.’ Democrats tout start of child tax credit payments in Georgia
- In Georgia: WSAV: Expanded child tax credit payments begin Thursday, Georgia lawmaker says it’s due to Democrats
- In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: With child tax credits on the way, Pa. Dems call out Republicans who voted against American Rescue Plan
- In Pennsylvania: PennLive: ‘This is huge for me’: For many families, the expanded child tax credit payments are a big deal
- In Arizona: Cronkite News: Direct child tax credit checks start for thousands of Arizona families
- In Wisconsin: Associated Press: Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents
- In Ohio: Sen. Sherrod Brown in the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune: Child Tax Credit coming to Ohio families
- In Virginia: 13 News Now: Virginia families start receiving new, monthly child tax credit payments
- In Florida: Florida Politics: National Democratic groups launch ad buy in Florida markets to promote child tax credits
- In Colorado: Colorado Newsline: Sen. Bennet, Colorado Democrats celebrate rollout of expanded child tax credit
- In New Hampshire: WMUR: As child tax credit checks arrive, Democrats say Sununu would have followed McConnell in opposition to rescue plan
- In Tennessee: Memphis Commercial Appeal: ‘A big day for children.’ Cohen touts expansion of child tax credit, which could lift thousands of Memphians out of poverty.
- In Louisiana: KTVE: Louisiana Congressman explains benefits of The Child Tax Credit
Middle-class tax cuts weren’t the only thing Democrats were focused on delivering this week. Leaders across the country–including the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors–voiced their support for the bipartisan infrastructure framework, which will make life better for millions of Americans, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century.
- In Georgia: Savannah Morning News: Mayor: Passing Biden infrastructure deal vital to strengthening Savannah port
- In Pennsylvania: Centre Daily Times: Conklin: Bipartisan infrastructure deal will bring much needed upgrade to Centre County’s broadband
- In Arizona: Cronkite News: Gallego, other officials join White House push for infrastructure plan
- In North Carolina: North Carolina Democratic Party: Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Would Protect North Carolina Against Future Tropical Storms Like Elsa