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Nakitta Long: The American Rescue Bill Has Been A Lifeline

Families like mine, particularly single-parent families, needed a wider-scale, targeted approach to address the disparities and economic oppression we had been experiencing for decades. The CARES ACT, which passed early in the pandemic, was helpful but didn’t go nearly far enough.

Under the Biden administration, I feel like middle-class Americans are finally being heard and that help is here. One of the most significant things the American Rescue Plan (ARP) does is increase the child tax credit to $3,600 per child under age six and $3,000 for children up to age 17 in monthly payments.

The above excerpt was originally published in Blavity. Click here to view the full article.

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