Biden followed up his $2.25-trillion American Jobs Plan that he rolled out only weeks ago with a $1.8-trillion American Families Plan that includes new spending on child care, universal pre-K schools, and two years of community college to every American. He also called on Congress to increase the minimum wage to $15 a hour. He pledged to raise taxes on corporations to pay for his American Jobs Plan. He proposed unconstitutional gun-control measures, saying "No amendment to the Constitution is absolute." He wants liberalization of immigration policies with a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. Finally, he called on Congress to pass a federal-election bill that critics warn will rig elections indefinitely on behalf of the Democratic Party. -GEG
In his first major address as president, President Biden on Wednesday night pitched expansion of the U.S. government with over $4 trillion in new spending on child care, tuition free community college, infrastructure and green energy investments.
Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan is the follow-up to his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan. The estimated price tag of these plans is in addition to regular government appropriations.
After 100 days of recovery, Biden said America is "ready for a takeoff."
"After just 100 days, I can report to the nation that America is on the move again," Biden said during his address on the House floor. "America is rising a new."
His American Families Plan includes new spending on child care, universal pre-K and offering two years of community college to every American. The American Jobs Plan is focused on physical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, ports and airports.