Leesburg mother Nicole Lee recently wrote to the Times-Mirror, explaining the importance of the Child Tax Credit to her family. For her, this meant added support for her son, Seamus, who lives with high-functioning autism. Amid rising costs at the gas pump and grocery store, the CTC enabled her family to support him with social skills classes and therapy.
All of that support for Nicole and millions of parents nationwide is at risk today, as monthly payments have ceased. Congress has a complex and challenging year ahead, with tenuous circumstances abroad, hearings on a Supreme Court nominee ahead, and midterm elections around the corner. It would be easy for them to let extending the Child Tax Credit slip from the list of priorities to act on in 2022. But, it would be a mistake.