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Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, at a campaign event on Feb. 10, 2020, in Milford, N.H.Matt Rourke / AP file

Buttigieg defends paternity leave

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently went on the defense regarding his two month paternity leave. During an interview Monday with MSNBC, he said the leave was demanding work rather than a vacation.

US President Joe Biden speaks at the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut on October 15, 2021 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden pushes child care program, social spending agenda in Conn.

Joe Biden pushes his agenda on child care as part of his “Build Back Better” initiative. Biden addressed his plans for government-funded child care in the hopes that parents, and more-so mothers, are able to go back to work and make a living, which is a critical part of his social spending agenda.