Analysis-Why Biden’s child programs likely won’t go anywhere

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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s budget proposal, released on Thursday, envisions a dramatic expansion of the federal safety net for children and families. Unlike programs that benefit older Americans, it stands little chance of gaining traction. Biden’s fellow Democrats widely back his family-focused proposals: Tax credits, free preschool, subsidies for child care and paid family leave. But Democrats failed to pass them into law when they controlled both chambers of Congress last year, and Republicans who now control the House of Representatives are consideri…

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