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Joe Biden, Democrats hail expansion of child tax credit(8 images)

As part of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, "historic" child tax credit payments began going out to families on Thursday. Democrats say the credit could lift many children out of poverty. "This is another step toward ending poverty in America," Biden said.

President Joe Biden speaks at an event with Vice President Kamala Harris (L) marking the day that families will get their first monthly child tax credit relief payments through the American Rescue Plan, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI | License Photo
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