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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: April 28, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Statement on President Biden’s American Families Plan

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement tonight after President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress and unveiled the American Families Plan.

“In Virginia, we have made it a priority to enact policies that help hard-working families—whether it’s increasing access to quality, affordable child care and health care, support for new mothers and babies, or tuition-free community college through our G3 program. This pro-family agenda is improving the of lives of Virginians across our Commonwealth, and I’m thrilled to see President Biden take these steps at the national level. Policies like investing in HBCUs, providing tuition assistance for undocumented students, and making early childhood education accessible for all, send a clear message that we want everyone to succeed—no matter who you are or where you’re from.

“I’m proud to have a partner in Washington, D.C. who is truly committed to supporting our working families, and I urge Virginia’s federal delegation to back the American Families Plan.”

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