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Joint Statement: In Support of Tax Relief for Child Care

January 30, 2024

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 would help more families afford the everyday expenses of raising children. The …


500+ Organizations from All 50 States Unite Behind Child Care, Paid Leave, and Child Tax Credit in Build Back Better Act

October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – As negotiations on the budget reconciliation process continue, over 550 organizations have signed onto a letter to Democratic Congressional leaders urging lawmakers to maintain crucial provisions of the …


House of Representatives Advances Budget Resolution to Make Significant Investments in Child Care and Preschool

August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, the House passed legislation providing instructions and establishing overall funding levels to guide lawmakers as they craft an upcoming budget reconciliation package aimed at addressing the needs …


With Release of Budget Resolution, Child Care and Preschool Should Remain a Top Priority in Reconciliation Package

August 9, 2021

UPDATE: On Wednesday, August 11th, the Senate voted to approve the budget resolution, setting the stage for Congressional Democrats to craft a sweeping economic package with significant investments in child …


As Congressional Democrats Move to Reconciliation, Child Care and Preschool Must Be a Top Priority

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Earlier today, the White House and Congressional leaders announced an agreement on the details of a bipartisan bill to invest in the nation’s physical infrastructure. With this agreement …


Over 160 National and State Child Advocacy Groups Call on Democratic Leaders to Prioritize Child Care & Early Learning Funding in Reconciliation

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON –  As Congress grapples with many important and competing priorities, more than 160 national, state, and local organizations and child care providers, led by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), …


White House’s FY2022 Budget Details President Biden’s Plans for Strengthening America’s Child Care & Early Learning System

May 29, 2021

The White House released President Joe Biden’s full FY2022 budget proposal, which includes important funding increases for the federal early learning and care programs and provides further details on the …


Senate Finance Committee Unveils Legislation to Help Address America’s Child Care Crisis

May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, members of the Senate Finance Committee joined Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) in introducing the Building Child Care for a Better Future Act, which seeks to expand access to …


American Families Plan Includes Historic Support and Reforms for the Nation’s Early Learning & Child Care System

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – The White House has unveiled the details of President Biden’s American Families Plan, which includes a sweeping reform proposal to significantly and sustainably expand access to and the …


As Congress Crafts Jobs and Infrastructure Package, Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Unveils Historic Investment in Child Care and Early Learning

April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) unveiled the Building an Economy for Families Act, a bill with a variety of provisions aimed at greatly …


Child Care for Working Families Act Re-Introduced in Congress

April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) re-introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA), comprehensive legislation that would address access, affordability, and quality …

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