Biden Headed to Illinois to Pitch His American Households Plan


President Biden will make his final visit in a series of visits to the Midwest on Wednesday with a trip to Chicago, a suburb of Crystal Lake, Illinois, to seek support for his $ 1.8 trillion American family plan.

It follows on trips to Traverse City, Michigan, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he promoted other top issues on his agenda last week, including his administration’s ongoing vaccination campaign and the infrastructure plan the White House negotiated with a bipartisan group of senators last month.

In his remarks on Wednesday, Mr Biden is expected to bring together Democratic leaders in McHenry County whom he narrowly lost and a spending package to reduce poverty by expanding childcare access, offering a free community college, and increasing it of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, among others. The proposal would be funded through new taxes on the rich.

As with the Infrastructure Plan, the fate of the American Families Plan depends on the government’s ability to raise support on Capitol Hill. As White House officials work to pass the infrastructure plan with bipartisan support, Biden said he was ready to enforce his social spending plan with only Democratic votes using the accelerated budget reconciliation process.

Some moderate Democrats, like Senator Joe Manchin III. of West Virginia, however, have expressed reservations about the proposal. And progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders, regardless of Vermont, argue it doesn’t go far enough and are pushing for it to be expanded to as much as $ 6 trillion.

White House officials said Mr. Biden will speak at McHenry County College Wednesday and focus on “the benefits that the American Families Plan will bring to working families across the country.”

Governor JB Pritzker and State Senate President Don Harmon are expected to join Mr. Biden along with Representatives Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten of Illinois.

The president will speak in Crystal Lake, while violent crime is rising in nearby Chicago, where more than 100 people were shot dead, 19 fatally, over the weekend of July 4th, according to local reports.

While Mr Biden is expected to meet with a number of Democratic officials, White House officials said the trip was only part of the government’s efforts to educate the public about the president’s goals.

“I would see this less as a political trip and more as an opportunity to speak to all Americans about why his Build Back Better agenda and why his efforts to expand child tax breaks make Community College more affordable.” The universal pre-K reality is something that many people from all political backgrounds should support, “White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday.