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State of Play

week of May 13th 2024

Senate Approps

The Senate deadline to submit priorities to Labor-H Appropriations with FY25 funding recs is Tuesday, May 14. Here are the Senate Dear Colleague letters supporting child care and early learning funding.

Legislation Watch

The Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act of 2024 (Stabenow, D-MI): The Senate Farm Bill reauthorization proposal includes langauge from the Child Care in Rural America act, addressing rural child care needs.

Stats of the Week

A new piece from USA Today has “5 striking statistics” about the state of child care in the United States.

Calendar Item

And mark your calendars – FFYF has a new, bipartisan, national poll showing the role child care plays in the minds of voters this election season. Check FFYF.org on Thursday, May 16!

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