(CSU) – As Joe Biden’s plan for domestic policy continues to change, there may be good news for parents.
Democrats and Republicans agree on the framework of a deal. The Democrats agreed to give people who have kids a credit they can use for one more year.
The American Rescue Plan increased the tax credit. It went from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under the age of 6. If you are between 6 and 16, you get $3,000. You also get up to $300 each month for each child.
The program is expected to cut child poverty by more than half. The United States Department of the Treasury says this will happen.
‘Let’s get this done.’
Joe Biden wanted to have a deal before he left for the day. He made his case privately on Capitol Hill to House Democrats and then publicly in a speech at the White House. Joe Biden wants $1.75 trillion of social services and climate change programs to pass the Senate with 50 votes each time.
The fast-moving developments make it possible to reach an agreement, but there are still battles. Democrats and Republicans need to finish the final draft of the deal in the days and weeks ahead.
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“Let’s get this done,” Biden exhorted.
He said that the package would change the lives of millions of people. This is because American democracy still works.
Facing resistance from 2 members of his own party, Biden and the Democrats have had to take out some major things in their spending plan.
A rough Friday
Friday was hard after Biden announced a plan for $1.75 trillion. The plan was cut down from an original $3.5 trillion idea, but two key senators still objected to it. Congress ended with people angry and upset on Friday, with so much at stake for the president and his party.
Biden’s big vision is still in the mix. It also includes a lot of ideas, like child care subsidies and free pre-kindergarten. There is $555 billion for climate change and $35 billion for hearing aids for people with Medicare.
Other health care programs build on the Affordable Care Act. They provide money for people to buy the insurance and cover people in states that did not take the Medicaid Expansion.
An additional $100 billion to help immigration could make the total cost of the package to be $1.85 trillion if that is approved by Senate rules.
Republicans don’t like this plan. So Joe Biden has to get Democrats to agree. If he can’t, then there will be trouble.
Biden will pay for his new plan by taxing people who make more than $10 million a year and also the companies that make more than $25 million. Biden will not tax people who make less than $400,000 a year.
Revenues will come from rolling back some of the Trump administration’s 2017 tax cuts and pursuing those who avoid taxes. Joe Biden is promising to cover the entire cost of the plan, so it does not add to our national debt.
Democrats gave themselves a new deadline. If they could not close the deal soon, then Democrats would need to give themselves more time for this bill.
Jim said that the current situation is as bad as it can get. He used to work for the Senate, and he knows a lot about this.
Biden thinks that the endorsement was progressed. But it will take time before people trust him again.