Senate Congress

Rob Portman & GOP Oppose New Working Family Tax Cut

Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, July 15, working families across Ohio will start receiving a monthly tax cut that was established under the American Rescue Plan — the Biden Administration COVID-19 recovery package that was voted down by every Republican member of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.

Unlike Republicans’ 2017 tax law — which was projected to send more than 80% of its benefits to the richest 1% of income-earners and large corporations like Chevron, Eli Lily, and Wells Fargo — this tax cut is returning money back to the pockets of working families: The American Rescue Plan’s expanded child tax credit will benefit 39 million families — with families receiving a monthly tax cut of up to $300-per-child.

Under the expanded child tax credit, “all but the most affluent families [are] eligible to receive up to $300 a month per child,” according to the New York Times, such that “the payments will cut child poverty by nearly half, an achievement with no precedent.”

Rob Portman and every Republican running to replace him will have to answer for their opposition to this program that is expected to lift up millions of American families.

Here’s a look at how the expanded tax cut has been covered:

WKYC-TV: Ohio families set to see first payments from enhanced child tax credit next week

Akron Beacon Journal: What you need to know about the child tax credit payouts

WEWS-TV: Ohio families set to see first payments from enhanced child tax credit next week

WLWT-TV: Child tax credit: What Ohio parents need to know to claim money

WCMH-TV: Child tax credit payments begin July 15, here’s what you need to know