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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led an effort on the Senate floor to call for extending the expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). During his speech, Brown shared stories from Ohioans about how the expanded credits has helped put more money in their pockets amid the current economic downturn from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-July, families across Ohio have received monthly CTC payments of $250 to $300 per child.

“We have not recognized in this country that raising kids IS work. And if you have a job outside the home, you’re probably not getting paid what you’re worth,” said Brown on the Senate floor. “That’s why we passed the Child Tax Credit – the largest tax cut for working families, ever. It’s about finally making hard work pay off, so you can keep up with all those extra expenses that keep coming when you’re raising a family.”

In June, Brown hosted a virtual roundtable, as well as in-person roundtables in Columbus and Cincinnati, to speak with Ohio parents who will benefit from the CTC, as well as CTC advocates, to discuss the credit and its impact in Ohio. During the roundtable discussions, Brown highlighted why all working families should visit to learn more about how they can put more money in their pockets.

Brown’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, can be found HERE.