A monthly child allowance is going out in mid-July for most American families, providing a boost of stimulus cash until December.
The Biden stimulus benefit has deep Democratic support, but Senate moderates could slash the expanded child tax credit. Manchin hasn't weighed in.
Psaki alluded to a cash benefit families can start tapping in July. The GOP has argued that federal aid is keeping unemployed people on the sidelines.
The Treasury and the IRS said they would issue advance payments of the child tax credit in mid-July. It's set to reach most American kids.
Jen Psaki instead touted a remodeled child tax credit from Joe Biden's stimulus, a measure allowing up to $300 monthly cash payments for parents.
Biden's new $1.8 trillion plan aims to save families $15,000 a year in childcare costs, but the Republican senator for Utah wants direct payments.
It aims to flood federal money into childcare and education to make the lives of families easier. It would also extend monthly payments to parents.
The plan would extend cash payments for parents and set up universal pre-K and free community college for all - paid for with tax hikes on the rich.
Making the monthly checks to parents from the stimulus permanent could collide into barriers in the Senate if Democrats decide to bypass the GOP.
The proposal is an effort to keep in place a revamped child tax credit, although Biden is likely to reject it in his latest infrastructure plan.