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Larson Votes to Save Child Care in the United States

July 29, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 7327) and the Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027).

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our economy across the board, but child care providers have been especially impacted. Already, 13 percent of parents have either had to reduce their hours or leave their jobs because of difficulties finding care. If something isn’t done, Connecticut’s families could lose 48 percent of their child care options. This loss won’t just impact the lives of these care providers, it will impact every worker who relies on their services to care for their children while they are working. That’s why the passage of these two bills is vital for working families across the country. The Child Care is Essential Act creates a $50 billion stabilization fund to help child care providers weather this pandemic. From this, Connecticut would receive and estimated $330 million to help local providers. The Child Care for Economic Recovery Act will provide ongoing investments and tax subsidies for working families so that they can afford quality child care.

“I am proud to vote for both of these bills today and thank Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro for her unwavering leadership on behalf of working families and for championing this legislation,” said Larson.