WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is focused on showcasing his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community college in a key Illinois neighborhood to highlight how his spending in the so- saying human infrastructure would stimulate the economy.
The president will visit McHenry County College in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, a community college with a workforce development program and daycare. He will promote his vision to invest in child care, health care, education and other important aspects of everyday life for Americans. His plans were shared by a White House official who insisted on anonymity to preview remarks that were not made public.
The visit marks a new emphasis on parts of Biden’s economic agenda that were not included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal the president signed in June. This package includes hundreds of billions of dollars in investments in roads and bridges, transit systems and broadband, but it is only a fraction of the $ 4 trillion in spending that Biden has proposed. as part of a larger plan to reinvigorate the economy and stimulate the middle class. .
The Democratic president will highlight the rest on Wednesday, including his plans to invest in child care and workforce development programs and offer two years of free community college, universal preschool and family leave. and paid medical. He will argue that investments in such programs are necessary to maintain America’s economic growth and competitiveness on a global scale.
It will also highlight its proposals to set a clean energy standard and invest in home care for the elderly and affordable housing. And he will talk about his plans to make permanent expanding the child tax credit and increased subsidies for health care premiums by the COVID-19 Assistance Bill.
Democrats plan to include much of the rest in a bill they hope to pass through a legislative maneuver that would only require a simple majority vote, bypassing the 60-vote hurdle in an equally divided Senate .
“As the president pushes for the bipartisan infrastructure framework, he is also moving on a dual track for the full breadth and scope of the Build Back Better program, which includes his critical climate priorities and the US plan for families.” , said Jen, White House press secretary. Psaki said Tuesday when previewing his plans.
Psaki noted that Congressional Democrats are currently working on this latest proposal and that she expected “a lot of behind-the-scenes drafting of bills, negotiations, discussions on Capitol Hill” as it unfolds. details are worked out. Biden said he would prefer as the two bills go through Congress together, and Democrats hope to make progress this month on both.
Biden will be greeted by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker when he lands in Illinois, and Psaki said he was “looking forward” to Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood, who represents the district.
Biden won Illinois’ 14th congressional district by about 2 percentage points in 2020, and Underwood was re-elected less than that. His is one of the most targeted seats in the country and is emblematic of the type of district Democrats will need to retain midway through 2022 if they hope to retain control of the House.