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Ambitious as it is, Biden’s program omits some of his campaign-trail agenda items and lacks any move to address a cap on state and local tax deductions. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday unveiled a $1.8 trillion, 10-year plan to ramp up federal support for American families, with a major expansion in spending on child care, paid leave and education.

The “American Families Plan,” which Biden will tout in a joint address to Congress Wednesday night, is funded in part by $1.5 trillion of tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans. The proposals still face major changes in Congress, with Republicans set against higher taxes and Democrats having their own priorities.

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