President Biden has started his pitch Wednesday night for $4 trillion in new federal spending in his joint address to Congress.
Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan is the follow-up to his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is focused on physical infrastructure improvements and green energy investments.
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 and further expansion of Medicare. The estimated price tag of these plans is in addition to regular government appropriations.
Biden is giving the speech on the eve of his first 100 days as president.