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First Lady Visits Illinois

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Jill Biden visited a community college while touting education and the American Rescue Plan.

Video Transcript

- First Lady Jill Biden made a stop here in Illinois, drawing on her own experience as a professor to highlight proposed federal education assistance.

JILL BIDEN: We can't afford to exclude so many from continuing their education just because they come from certain income brackets.

- First lady also toured two labs at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon designed to help students prepare for nursing and engineering careers. She hopes to highlight the American Rescue Plan. The proposal would provide $40 billion for improving educational facilities and student grants.