Compromise Needed on Child Tax Credit NPR's David Welna reports on what's next for legislation expanding child tax credits to poorer families. The House passed its version Thursday night, adding more people to those eligible to receive the tax credits. But its $82 billion price tag differs greatly from the Senate version, which is paid for by offsets. Now it goes to a Senate-House conference to reach a compromise. But judging from the rhetoric coming from both sides, neither seems ready to compromise.