Biden’s budget plan boosts childcare funding by billions of dollars

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2024 budget plan would boost federal funding for childcare and early childhood education by billions of dollars, ensuring free preschool for all of the country’s 4 million 4-year-olds, the White House said on Wednesday. The proposal, which Biden will deliver to Congress on Thursday, revisits several items included in Biden’s 2023 budget proposal that were removed during negotiations with Congress. Prospects for passage could be even harder this year, given Republicans’ slim majority in the House of Representatives. The W…

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