Three champions of Build Back Better make pitch for federal economic development bill

By Tim Carpenter


Suzanne Wikle, senior policy analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Law and Social Policy, said the legislation was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle persistent poverty as well as racial and gender inequality.

“It will for the first time make high quality child care and pre-K affordable for nearly every family. It slashes poverty among children and young adults by extending tax credits, creates a universal paid leave program and takes enormous steps to improve affordability of access to health insurance,” she said.

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