PENNSYLVANIA — Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania families continue to benefit from President Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit, but new data suggests that some of the commonwealth’s biggest beneficiaries may actually be those represented by Members of Congress who didn’t want their voters to receive it.
Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, the expanded Child Tax Credit — the latest payment of which was distributed last Friday — has provided additional relief to the families of 2,368,000 children in Pennsylvania and helped to lift 140,000 children out of poverty. The tax cut was opposed by every single Republican in Congress — but thanks to Democrats, Pennsylvanians living in red districts are still benefiting from the tax cuts their members opposed.
“Not only did every congressional Republican vote against needed pandemic aid for working families, they even opposed a program that has made a drastic difference in the lives of their own constituents,” said Democratic Party spokesperson Rosie Lapowsky. “While Pennsylvania Republicans are focused on political games, President Biden and Democrats are delivering for Pennsylvanians.”
By the numbers:
- $27.6 million to 110,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Fitzpatrick’s District (1)
- $30.9 million to 123,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Meuser’s District (9)
- $34.9 million to 139,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Perry’s District (10)
- $36.7 million to 146,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Smucker’s District (11)
- $30.0 million to 120,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Keller’s District (12)
- $31.1 million to 124,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Joyce’s District (13)
- $27.5 million to 110,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Reschenthaler’s District (14)
- $28.2 million to 112,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Thompson’s District (15)
- $30.1 million to 120,000 families of qualifying children in Rep. Kelly’s District (16)