Progressives think Biden's latest $  1.8T families plan isn't big enough

Biden’s tax and spending plan makes major new investments in education, child care and paid family leave and is funded by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. But the plan didn’t go far enough on universal child care, free college tuition, health care and child tax credits, according to some Democrats who wanted a more sweeping proposal.

New York Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, a major backer of the expanded child tax credit, said Biden’s proposal fell short because he failed to permanently extend the payment to parents.

“The American Families Plan is incomplete without a permanent child tax credit,” Torres told Fox News Wednesday. “We are in the midst of an FDR moment, which comes only once a century. If we let our FDR moment pass us by, without making the child tax credit permanent, we will live to regret it.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash, in a 2019 file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash, in a 2019 file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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