Collins open to negotiating child tax credit overhaul
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) signaled Tuesday a willingness to work on "bipartisan solutions" to overhaul an expanded child tax credit that is set to expire in January, the Bangor Daily News reports.
Why it matters: With the Build Back Better legislation now in limbo due to Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) opposition, Collins' openness to negotiating could provide a pathway to ensuring monthly payments continue for families of roughly 60 million children.
What she's saying: A push led by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to revive a child tax credit is "a number of proposals worthy of consideration" on the issue, she said in a statement to the BDN.
- "I am open to proposals that would support working families and reduce childhood poverty and look forward to working with colleagues of both parties on bipartisan solutions."
The big picture: President Biden has made child tax credit a key part of his agenda, touting it as pivotal for curbing poverty.