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Kuster to Have Franklin Mom as Virtual Guest for President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress, Highlight Support for Granite State Families in American Rescue Plan

**Congresswoman Kuster will be attending the joint session of Congress in person on Wednesday**

**The Kuster-backed American Rescue Plan includes critical relief for hardworking families in New Hampshire**


Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced she has invited Korin Suarez Soto – a mother of six who attempted to rejoin the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, but could not remain working because of lack of access to child care and the demands of homeschooling her children – to join as her virtual guest to President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress to highlight the crucial support the American Rescue Plan Act has provided for Granite State families. Korin joined the Congresswoman last month for a conversation about the Child Tax Credit provision of the American Rescue Plan.


“In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, we have been able to deliver real, tangible results for families in New Hampshire and across the country,” said Rep. Kuster. “Korin’s story is a perfect example of that, and I’m proud to have her join President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress as my virtual guest. To truly build back from this pandemic, it is essential that we support hardworking families like Korin’s and ensure they have the infrastructure they need — including access to high quality, affordable child care — to rejoin the workforce.”


“The American Rescue Plan and the new Child Tax Credit are game-changers for my family,” said Korin Suarez Soto. “They gave us an opportunity to finally take a breath and think about moving forward, past this pandemic. Support from this legislation is helping us to find high-quality child care so I can rejoin the workforce and know that my children will be in good hands.”


The American Rescue Plan supports NH families by:

  • Expanding the Child Tax Credit: 78.9% of children in New Hampshire’s second congressional district will benefit from the improved Child Tax Credit — more than 101,000 children throughout the district.
  • Bolstering Access to Child Care: The plan allocates $45 billion for child care providers to restart the economy through the child care workforce and all the parents who can now get back to work. 
  • Making Child Care More Affordable: Families are getting back as much as half of their spending on child care for children under age 13 as a refundable tax credit so that they can receive a total of up to $4,000 for one child or $8,000 for two or more children.
  • Combating Childhood Poverty: The plan provides direct housing and nutrition assistance for 40 million Americans, and expands access to safe, reliable child and health care – in NH-02, lifting 3,900 children out of poverty.
  • Supports Families Without Work Due to COVID-19: The plan extends unemployment insurance so that 18 million American workers can pay their bills.


President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress will be this Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 9:00 PM EST.