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(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to increase subsidies to parents of young children and expand access to early childhood education, describing child care as an burden on young workers.

“It’s time that we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a quote-unquote women’s issue, this is a family issue,” Obama said on Thursday at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. “This is a national economic priority for all of us.”

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