President Biden Proposes Investments in Education, Child Care and Health Care

President Biden is asking Congress to pass the American Families Plan. This is a once-in-a-generation investment in the foundations of middle-class prosperity: education, health care, and child care. Right now, too many people are struggling to meet basic needs and cover basic expenses. An economy that fails so many of us is not only unfair, it’s unsustainable. Among other things, this plan will:

Provide universal access to high-quality, free Pre-Kindergarten for 3- and 4- year-olds

  • Make two years of community college free for all Americans

  • Increase Pell Grants and allow DREAMers to access the funding

  • Provide comprehensive paid family and medical leave, allowing workers to take the time they need to care for themselves or loved ones

  • Expand nutrition assistance, school meal programs, and summer meal programs for children and families

  • Invest $1 billion in maternal health

  • Lower health care costs by making the American Rescue Plan’s health insurance premium reductions permanent, saving families an average of $50 per person per month.

A recent poll shows that the majority of voters (58%) support this plan. It will provide economic security to families – ensuring everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the economy and care for themselves and their families. When we invest in our kids, our families and our economic future our nation thrives.