President Biden visits Hartford to promote Build Back Better Agenda
President Joe Biden was in Hartford Friday afternoon to promote his Build Back Better Agenda.
Air Force One landed at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut, just after 12:30 p.m. Biden then went to the Capital Child Development Center in Hartford to highlight the importance of investing in child care to keep costs down for working families.
He was joined by Gov. Ned Lamont and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.
The White House says our country invests far less than other countries in the next generation.
"The average two-parent family with two young kids spends 26% of their income on child care every year. My Build Back Better plan is going to change that, it's going to cut the cost of child care for most Connecticut families by half. No middle-class family will pay more than 7% of their income on child care and that's going to help parents get back in the workforce," Biden says.
He also says most families pay $16,000 a year on child care and that his child and dependent care tax credit will help families cover the costs of child care expenses.