Manchin to WH: Child tax credit must have work requirement, family income cap

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told the White House the child tax credit must include a firm work requirement and family income cap in the $60,000 range, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: While Manchin’s demands would dramatically weaken one of President Biden’s signature programs to help working families, they also would reduce the package’s overall costs.

That would make it easier for the pivotal senator to support a final package, potentially higher than Manchin’s previous $1.5 trillion top line.

At the same time, progressives would have a hard time accepting the changes Manchin is demanding.