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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 …


Congress Passes American Rescue Plan with $39 Billion in Child Care Relief

March 10, 2021

UPDATE: On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the House voted to pass the American Rescue Plan after it …


Biden Relief Proposal Underscores Child Care as Central to Economic Recovery

January 14, 2021

Proposal includes $40 billion in dedicated relief for child care providers, along with significant tax benefits and financial support for families WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden released the details …


House Ways and Means Committee Advances Two Critical Child Care Support Measures

June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to approve two bills that would help improve access and affordability of quality child care opportunities for working …


Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Child Care Tax Incentives Introduced in House and Senate

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan leaders in Congress took an important step today toward making child care more accessible for working families across America. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) and Jason Smith (R-MO-8), …


FFYF Releases Legislative Priorities and Resources for 116th Congress

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 116th Congress now in session, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) has released its federal legislative agenda outlining priorities and opportunities for lawmakers to advance …

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