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Biden Ally in House Floats Lower Child Tax Credit Income Cap

  • Clyburn urges Senate to negotiate a bill Manchin can accept
  • Senate expected to focus on stalled Biden agenda next week
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A top House Democrat suggested Thursday that his party scale back eligibility for child tax credits as a way to unlock President Joe Biden’s stalled economic agenda. 

Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, speaking in a video interview with the Washington Post, said he would support a lower income cap in a revived form of the child tax credit to get West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to vote for Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.