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RELEASE: Sununu “Would Be A No” for Increased Funding for Health Care, Child Care, Child Tax Credits

Concord, N.H. -- Last week, Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, which will provide billions of dollars in federal relief for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, child care, and child tax credits. The American Rescue Plan expands child tax credits, ranging from $3,000 to $3,600 a month, which would be enough to lift 8,000 New Hampshire kids out of poverty and provide tax relief to the families of 222,000 New Hampshire children. The American Rescue Plan also expands subsidies to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for two years, which would reduce premium payments for New Hampshire families by an average of $291 a month. Additionally, this bill allocates $39 billion to address the child care crisis -- including $367 million in new child care funding for New Hampshire. But last month, Chris Sununu made clear that if he was in the Senate, he “would be a no vote” and would have sided with the Kochs and Washington Republicans to block this much-needed relief for New Hampshire. Sununu also recently proposed a budget that reduces the child care scholarship line item by $8.5 million and eliminates funding for the Family Resource Center’s facilitating organization. “The American Rescue Plan, delivered by our federal delegation, is a bold piece of legislation that delivers for children, families, and working people all over the Granite State,” said Senator Rebecca Whitley. “This is in direct contrast with Governor Sununu’s proposed budget that slashes funding across the board for programs and services that would help the most vulnerable -- especially children in New Hampshire. I’m grateful that our federal delegation is advocating for New Hampshire’s working families.”

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