CBS News. November 2021. Congress is considering extending the expanded provision for another year, however, some Democratic lawmakers are not on board with the idea, including Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), citing that her colleagues could be missing out on a long-term opportunity to lift children out of poverty. DeLauro has argued that a permanent CTC expansion would not only put more money in the pockets of taxpayers, but also “children will learn more and earn more later in life, leading to increases in tax payments; are less likely to be neglected, leading to decreases in child protection costs; less likely to end up participating in criminal activity, leading to savings towards law enforcement; and are likely to be healthier, leading to decreased health care costs.”

Democrats are pushing for permanent monthly child tax credit payments. They might have to settle for a one-year extension.