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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer smiles from behind a mock U.S. Treasury check as he holds a press conference on the expanded Child Tax Credit payments at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2021.

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Can the child tax credit extension survive the Senate?

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a $78 billion extension of the popular child tax credit by a large bipartisan majority – but now it faces a rocky road through the Senate, where it may be lumped in with another priority.

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U.S. Representative George Santos (R-NY) walks outside the Central Islip Federal Courthouse on the day of his hearing, in Central Islip, New York, U.S., October 27, 2023.

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George Santos expelled from the House

(Updated Dec. 1) Mendacious NY Representative George Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday, by a vote of 311 to 114, with two members voting “present.” Republicans had thus far been unwilling to risk their slim House majority to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY) despite his purported lies about … pretty much everything, but an Ethics Committee report alleging extensive financial malfeasance did the trick.

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