While the political jockeying gets more attention, candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential race are advancing serious policy proposals.
"In the richest country in the world, we have a moral responsibility to look after each other and make sure that every child living in America has the opportunity to grow and thrive," the
He also would expand by 30% the maximum benefit under the
The senator also wants to change child support policies by reducing orders during periods of incarceration and create a new jobs program targeted toward people living in poverty and people receiving federal assistance.
Biden on guns
Former Vice President
His campaign said he also supports requiring background checks for all gun sales, extending the amount of time a gun dealer has to wait to hear back from the
He also wants to put the
Warren on lobbying tax
Under her plan, businesses that spend between
"My new lobbying tax will make hiring armies of lobbyists significantly more expensive for the largest corporate influencers like
"And if instead corporations continue to engage in excessive lobbying, my lobbying tax will raise even more revenue for
She said the money raised from the new tax would pay for a new
She said the money also would be used to establish a new "
Castro and workers' rights
Former housing secretary
"This platform will spark economic opportunity, empower workers with justice and dignity, and ensure all workers are included in our future prosperity," he said.
He also would work to guarantee at least three months of paid family and medical leave for every American per year.