It would extend a child tax credit of $300 per month per child under six and provide a tax cut of up to $1,500 annually for low-wage workers in Georgia.
The package must still overcome sharp opposition and strife between warring liberals and moderates in the Democratic caucus. Some on the party’s left flank are upset U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, centrist Democrats, worked to scale back the initial scope of the package.
Republicans, meanwhile, remain staunchly opposed to a package they say would give rise to inflation and supercharge the national debt. With narrow majorities in both chambers, however, Democrats are pushing to secure the package through the reconciliation process.