On July 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Child Care is Essential Act, which creates a $50 billion child care stabilization fund to provide relief to child care providers struggling during the pandemic. The Act passed in a 249-163 vote, with bipartisan support.
In a second bipartisan vote, the House passed the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, providing funding to help child-care providers reopen and improve the safety of care facilities going forward.
It is now up to House and State leadership to include this emergency funding in a final economic recovery package.
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