President Biden welcomes child care investment plan and helps dedicate human rights center during TC visit | Connecticut News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – President Joe Biden is making a few stops in Connecticut on Friday.

According to the White House, Biden will promote his Build Back Better program and “highlight the importance of investing in child care to reduce costs for working families” before going to a dedication ceremony at the University of Connecticut.

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Biden left the White House at 11 a.m. on Friday.

President Joe Biden left Washington DC shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday. He headed for Connecticut.

He arrived at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks at around 12:25 p.m.

President Biden arrived in Connecticut around 12:15 p.m. on October 15.

At around 1:45 p.m., Biden is expected to speak in Hartford on investing in child care.

President Joe Biden is coming to Connecticut on Friday for two reasons.

The White House maintains that the United States invests much less than other countries in children. He said advanced countries invest an average of $ 14,000 a year for childcare for a toddler, compared to $ 500 in the United States.

The Biden administration also said the average annual cost of a day care center for a toddler in Hartford and across the state of Connecticut is $ 16,000. A typical four-person household in the state is expected to spend more than 26% of its income on two young children each year.

He said the lack of affordable early childhood care and education also makes it harder for parents, and especially mothers, to stay in their jobs, contributing to the 29% gender gap. in Labor Market Participation Between Mothers and Fathers in Connecticut.

Biden said his plan included a child care subsidy, which would provide low- and middle-income Americans with subsidies that would cut their spending on child care for young children in half.

It would also offer a free nursery school for all 3 and 4 year olds.

The president posted a tweet from his Twitter account on his way to his appearance in Hartford.

“We cannot go back to the situation before the pandemic, we have to rebuild better,” Biden wrote. “The bipartisan infrastructure agreement and my Build Back Better program will reduce daily costs and build an economy where everyone has a fair chance, not just the rich. Let’s do it. “

Travel impact

Hartford Police on Friday released a list of road closures that will impact drivers.

The following are scheduled at 9:30 a.m.

  • Broad Street to Russ Street – No northbound traffic
  • Broad Street to Asylum Avenue – No southbound traffic
  • Broad Street to I-84 East slip road – No southbound traffic
  • Capitol Avenue at Oak Street – No westbound traffic
  • Capitol Avenue to Lawrence Street – No eastbound traffic

There will also be intermittent closures at 11 a.m. in the areas of Maxim Road, Reserve Road, Airport Road and Brainard Road.

Police said all roads are expected to reopen at 2 p.m. on Friday.

After Biden leaves Hartford, he is scheduled to travel to the University of Connecticut at Storrs campus. It is expected to arrive at 2:50 p.m.

There, he will join former Senator Chris Dodd and other dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony.

The ceremony is for the Dodd Center for Human Rights, which will house UConn’s human rights programs.

Biden is expected to make remarks at 4 p.m.

The event is by invitation only; however, UConn said it will stream it live for public viewing.

Impact on campus

UConn has released a list of areas on campus that the president’s visit will impact.

  • The McMahon / South parking lot and loading dock, all loading areas along Gilbert Road, the HEART House parking lot, the Dodd Center parking lot and the Budds Building parking lot will be closed on Friday.
  • The roof and upper level of Garage Sud will also be closed from noon.
  • The Student Recreation Center will be closed from 10 a.m. on Friday and will remain closed until late Friday afternoon after the event ends at the Dodd Center. This is in addition to the closures of Homer Babbidge, Whetten and Bousfield.
  • While other buildings in the Dodd Center area will remain open, access may be limited to the doors opposite the Dodd Center, including West Campus residences. The buildings will be accessible, but the doors that can be used will be restricted.
  • Gilbert Road will be closed from around noon on Friday until the event ends at the Dodd Center late Friday afternoon.
  • There will be further temporary and intermittent road closures in the Dodd Center area on Friday afternoon.
  • Jim Calhoun Way will be closed Friday afternoon and evening as part of First Night.

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Presidential departure

UConn warned people on campus that the helicopters carrying the president would be loud as they land and depart.

Biden is expected to leave Storrs around 5 p.m. and leave Bradley at 5:25 p.m.

It is scheduled to return to Joint Base Andrews at 6:40 p.m. and return to the White House at 7 p.m.

The visit to Connecticut will mark the president’s second. Biden gave the opening ceremony at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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