The Biden administration has proposed the next big bill on their economic agenda: a $1.8 trillion spending and tax proposal to fund paid family and medical leave, childcare, tuition-free community college, and a variety of other programs. The “American Families Plan” comes on the heels of the $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure package proposed by President Biden last month. But the bill faces a difficult path in Congress, where many Republicans oppose additional large spending measures and tax increases.

The Takeaway spoke with Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents the fifth district of Massachusetts, Katie B. Garner, executive director of the International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship, and Nicole Mason, who is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).

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