Transcript for President Joe Biden discusses American Families Plan and child care
That's why I introduced. American families plan. Which addresses for the biggest challenges facing American famines and and turn America. First his access to good education. This nation made twelve years of public education universal. In the last century. It made us the best educated. Best prepared nation the world it's I believe the overwhelming reason the propelled us. Two were read god that's when nutrition twentieth century. Two worlds caught up or catch you know. Do no way. I would say parenthetically. If we receive now shed a bipartisan community again and said okay. We're gonna decide what we do in terms of government providing for free education. I wonder whether we think as we didn't twentieth century. And twelve years is enough that's 11 century. I done. Trove years. There's no longer enough today. To compete with the rest room when it first which. That's why my American friend was playing guarantees for additional years of public education every person in America. Starting as early as we can't. The great universities in this country and conducting studies. Last ten years. It shows you that in two years of universal high quality preschool. For every three year old and four year old no matter what background they come from. Put some of position available to compete. All the way through twelve years. Increases exponentially in her prospect graduated going on and on graduation. Reassures chosen a young child. Goes to school one day care. There are far more likely to graduate from high school. And go to college. Or something after school. When you had two years of free community college on top of that. You begin to change the dining act. Do New York. Who. What increased pell grants to invest historical black colleges and universities. Tribal college minority serving institutions. Reason as. They don't have the endowments. But their students who just as capable of learning about cyber security. Just as capable worried about. Metallurgy met all the things that are going on the provide those jobs of the future. Jill was a community college professor. Who teaches today as First Lady. Whose long says. More. I heard it warms to her who have thousand times you know. Any country out educates us going out compete us. Should be deeply involved in leading this effort thank you. Second thing. We need American families plan will provide access to quality affordable child care. Crude guaranteeing. Movement who wouldn't. New legislation to guarantee. That low and middle income families. Who pay no more than 7%. Of their income. For high quality care for children up to the age of five. The most hard pressed working families won't have to spend a done. Slurred. The American families plan will finally provide up to twelve weeks of paid leave and medical leave family. One of the few industrial countries and don't you got to choose between a job. And a paycheck. For taking care of themselves and their loved ones or parent or spouse or child. In fourth. American family plan pushed directly in the pockets of millions of Americans. In March. We expanded tax credit for every child and family. Up to 3000 dollars per child. If you're under six whose image and a human understood over searches rumors. And 3600. Dollars. For children over six years image. With two parents to kids that's 7200 dollars and hypocrisy really helped take care of your family. And that will help more than 65. Million children. And helped cut child care problems have. We can afford it. We did that America and the the last excellence as we passed. Let's extend that child care tax credit at least through the end of 2025. The American rescue plan lowered health care premiums for nine million Americans. Who buy their coverage under the affordable care. I know this really popular decide. Let's make that provision permanent so their premiums don't call back. Vision of our families plan a little worker congress to address this year. Other critical priorities for American founds. Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans protecting people a preexisting conditions predicting women's health. And the pandemic has demonstrated how bad. How badly its need. Let's lower deductibles for working families and affordable care and affordable care. And let's lower prescription drug crop. Know how to do.
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