|In their American Rescue Plan Act, Democrats undermined a successful, bipartisan Child Tax Credit policy by putting their government dependence agenda ahead of kids. Democrats dropped work requirements for the credit – fueling a worker shortage. Changing the program from an annual to a monthly credit also created a logistical nightmare for families trying to access the new system.
In the letter, Smith and Brady ask how many tax returns were affected by the problems that plagued the Child Tax Credit after Democrats transformed it in the American Rescue Plan Act – missing payments from some people and incorrect payments sent to others. The Ranking Members also demanded that the Treasury Department preserve any documents related to the rollout of the Democrats’ dismantled Child Tax Credit, any attempts by the Treasury Department to fix errors, and the circumstances surrounding the online portal created by a third-party entity, Code for America.