Elizabeth Warren: It's a 'win' Biden describes childcare as 'infrastructure'
Massachusetts senator proposes $700B universal childcare plan
By Marisa Schultz | Fox News Business, April 27, 2021 | Karla Alvarado (202-821-2240)
"We have a president who is describing childcare as infrastructure. I think it's time to take the win," Warren said Tuesday of her former Democratic presidential rival. "And now we just want to fill in the details."
Warren made the comments outside the Capitol as she reintroduced her Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act with Reps. Sara Jacobs, D-Calif., and Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y.
The $700 billion plan calls for a major federal investment in child care centers and says that no family should pay more than 7% of their income for these public child care options.
Biden already released part one of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that includes funding for roads and bridges, as well as water systems, green energy, hospitals and elder care.
But this week, as he makes his first joint address to Congress on Wednesday, Biden is set to outline the second phase of his proposal, dubbed the "American Families Plan," which will focus on more domestic priorities like national childcare, education and paid family leave. The cost of this package is reportedly about $1 trillion
"We're in conversation with the White House," Warren said. "President Biden has identified where he wants to go. We're here just to show this is a path that will get every child covered, every parent covered, and every childcare worker covered. And that's why we're willing to fight for it."+ to view the full article, click here.