Biden's bold plan for American housing

Whatever gets cut from the Biden agenda, keep the housing plan

President Biden.
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Many pieces of the Biden agenda contained in the reconciliation bill currently being negotiated in Congress need work. Some are barely worth passing at all. The child tax credit, for example, isn't reaching many people who need it most. And Rep. Richie Neal (D-Mass.) has turned a decent paid leave plan into a convoluted, expensive, inefficient public-private monstrosity.

But there is one part of the bill that is both necessary and excellent: the housing plan. It would be the biggest improvement in American housing policy in decades. If something must be sacrificed to keep the Biden agenda's price tag under some arbitrary number so the bill can pass, let it not be this.

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