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Ivanka gets her way on expanded child tax credit

Ivanka Trump arrives in Tokyo yesterday. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)

Ivanka Trump achieved her goal in the modified tax bill: an expanded $2,000 child tax credit. She has been lobbying members of Congress for months to get this done; and in the end faced relatively little determined opposition.

Why it matters: The idea — though it's expensive and doesn't simplify the tax code — appealed to conservatives who might otherwise oppose it because they view it as being a pro-family policy.