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Brown Touts Child Tax Credit as Win for Ohio Families

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Andy Chow
Statehouse News Bureau
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says 92% of families in Ohio will get money from the federal child tax credit that was part of the American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year. He says the money can reduce poverty, and families can use the funds for whatever their kids need.

The vast majority of families in Ohio will see a check in the mail or a bump in their bank account starting Thursday, with the money coming through the federal child tax credit passed in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year.

Couples, with kids, making up to $150,000 a year and single parents making up to $112,500 a year will begin receiving monthly checks.

The credit amounts to $300 for kids younger than 6 and $250 for kids 6 and up.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says 92% of Ohio families will get checks through the tax credit, which he says can cut down on poverty and allow parents to put the money towards things that help their kids.

"Those are choices that families are going to make. That's the way it should be and this is game changing for literally tens of millions of American families and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Ohio families," Brown said.

The increase to the child tax credit is for one year, but Brown would like to see the increase extended along with continuing the monthly installments.

All Congressional Republicans who voted on the overall American Rescue Plan, including U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), voted against it.
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Andy Chow
Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.