Sen. Michael Bennet says expired child tax credit pulled millions out of poverty

February 7, 2022
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaksSen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaksDemetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via AP, Pool
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is one of the chief architects of the child care tax credit approved by Congress last year. A Columbia University study says the measure pulled more than 3 million children out of poverty, but the credit stopped when the Build Back Better bill failed. Bennet is pushing to have it restored.