Million of Americans-including thousands in Southwest Ohio-will get a smaller tax refund check if Congress does not extend the expanded benefits to the earned income and child tax credits, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Congressional leaders are in the midst of negotiating a tax extenders deal which will make permanent a tax extender deal that will give added tax breaks to businesses. However, Brown said he’s pushing lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to make permanent the extension enhancements of the the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. They were temporarily expanded in 2009, and received subsequent extensions since then. However, they expanded benefits are set to expire in 2017.

“Some in (Washington, D.C.) are pushing for a deal that would give permanent tax breaks for corporations and leave crumbs on the table for working families,” Brown said Wednesday afternoon. “Corporations need certainty so they can make investments; working Americans deserve certainty so they can make ends meet.”

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