President Biden will throw the full weight of his presidency behind a sweeping $1.8 trillion “human infrastructure” proposal during an address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
Dubbed the “American Families Plan,” it is an ambitious package that would dramatically strengthen the social safety net. The proposal is a complement to Biden’s “American Jobs Plan,” a package focused broadly on infrastructure that he introduced about a month ago.
With swift mass vaccination success showing signs of easing the COVID pandemic, Biden is expected to stake the rest of his presidency on his twin pillars of a more robust federal presence in American life. He will also, per excerpts released by the White House, address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination campaign to a masked and considerably sized-down crowd.