Cooney sees impact of expanded child tax credit

September 3, 2021 The Detroit News

The federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits are ending, but the expanded child tax credit plan was rolled out in July. After those first deposits, the U.S. Census Bureau reported a decline in food insecurity.

"It’s heartening to see that expanded child tax credit is helping families to pay for basic household expenses, which is obviously the design of the intervention,” Patrick Cooney said. “The roll-out is happening and the extended unemployment ends.”