Democrats Outline 'Care Infrastructure' Plan, With Paid Leave And Child Care
Congressional Democrats are further expanding the definition of infrastructure with a plan to provide paid leave and family benefits for the vast majority of Americans.
Democrats are specifically calling the proposal "care infrastructure," adding to a party-wide push to redefine infrastructure beyond physical projects like roads, bridges and waterways. Republicans have almost universally rejected this rebranding, but Democrats insist that infrastructure should refer to all of the systems that contribute to a thriving economy.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., is leading the effort along with members...