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Three women leading the administration's effort speak to NPR: Janelle Jones, the chief economist at the Department of Labor; Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; and Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.

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The Biden Administration's Women-Led Push For Investment In 'Care Infrastructure'

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The Biden Administration's Women-Led Push For Investment In 'Care Infrastructure'

The Biden Administration's Women-Led Push For Investment In 'Care Infrastructure'

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Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse and council member Heather Boushey talk to reporters with Press Secretary Jen Psaki in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse and council member Heather Boushey talk to reporters with Press Secretary Jen Psaki in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 24.

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President Biden wants to make a massive investment in infrastructure, and not just in roads and bridges. His administration is proposing big investments in "care infrastructure" — investments designed to help women succeed in the workforce.

Three women leading the administration's effort speak to NPR: Janelle Jones, the chief economist at the Department of Labor; Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; and Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.

Additional reporting this episode on women and the workforce from NPR's Scott Horsley and Melissa Block. Hannah Rosin spoke to NPR's Michel Martin.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Andrea Hsu, Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis, Courtney Dorning, and Scott Horsley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.