President Biden hit the road to Yorktown Elementary School and Tidewater Community College with first lady Jill Biden on Monday to promote the education portion of his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal — as his administration struggles with messaging for reopening schools.
In remarks delivered to the community college, the commander-in-chief defended his push for universal pre-kindergarten and free community college to be included in the “American Families Plan,” and said it will be paid for by “corporate America and the wealthiest 1 percent.”
The two-part “Build Back Better” proposal, a centerpiece of Biden’s post-COVID campaign message, will be split into two packages for Congress to pass.
The first, the “American Jobs Plan,” focuses on infrastructure, while the second is aimed at funding Democrats’ domestic policy platform.
In order to pay for the package, the federal government would impose a slew of new taxes, the administration revealed alongside the plan last month.
Biden defended the tax hike as necessary during his