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What Biden's American Families Plan Could Mean For Us

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Melina Mara
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The Washington Post via AP, Pool
President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on.

After introducing the American Rescue Plan then the American Jobs Plan, President Joe Biden has introduced another sweeping bill, the American Families Plan.

The president's newest initiative would pour a combined $1.8 trillion into various programs including universal pre-K, free community college, child care, and paid family and medical leave. We get more details of the bill and ask how difficult it will be to pass through Congress.

  • Heather Long, economics correspondent for The Washington Post
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