The $2 trillion House-passed social policy bill includes about $400 billion earmarked for universal preschool and affordable child care and an extension of the child tax credit.
This roughly $1.8 trillion package sets aside big money for key early childhood initiatives as part of its vast cradle-to-college agenda.
Altogether, federal funding to the state’s schools from the CARES Act, a second round in December and the new plan totals $28.2 billion.
California, with almost 3 million children under age 5, stands to receive about $3.8 billion in federal relief.
Among other measures, $25 billion is intended to stabilize the child care industry.
San Francisco lawsuit is the first of its kind in California, and likely the country, as schools grapple with distance learning.
Biden addressed the issue on Jan. 26 in his first press conference since becoming president.
New president will issue executive orders on DACA, student loans and immigration enforcement on his first day in office; more ambitious proposals will have to wait for Congressional approval.