WASHINGTON, US: United States President Joe Biden recalled his struggles as a single parent while dealing with child care services.
He made a deeply personal appeal for a transformation of America's lagging child care services.
At the age of 30, Biden became a single parent to his sons Beau and Hunter.
His wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed in a deadly car crash. He was elected as a senator at the time.
With his life struggles, Biden demonstrated the importance of helping parents struggling with work and raising families.
During a speech in Connecticut he said that he could not afford the child care on a senator's salary, forcing him to commute daily between Washington and Delaware.
"It made me realize how difficult it is for the vast majority of people who need help," said Biden.