/Here's what made it into Biden's proposed $1.75 trillion budget and what didn't | USA TODAY

Here's what made it into Biden's proposed $1.75 trillion budget and what didn't | USA TODAY


The Biden administration’s Build Back Better social spending bill started at $3.5 trillion. It’s now down to $1.75 trillion.

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The plan would provide free preschool for more than 6 million children, expand Medicare coverage to cover hearing and raise Pell grants to help offset college tuition.

But it does not include several key programs Biden and congressional progressives have been pushing for such as free community college, paid family leave, and a mechanism that would have punished utilities for not converting to clean energy sources fast enough.

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