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Child Care for Working Families Act Calls for Much-Needed Investments
WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA) to help working families find and afford the child care they need to succeed, improve the quality of care for all children, increase compensation and provide training for child care workers, and jumpstart our economy by creating thousands of new child care jobs.
Below is a statement by Tory Cross, Associate Director of Federal Policy and Government Relations at Caring Across Generations:
“The Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA) is a bold and much-needed measure to make child care and early education affordable so that all families across this country have great care options for their children.
“The need to prioritize child care is a known fact across this county. That’s why the Biden Administration recently signed a historic Executive Order that included 50 different directives to nearly every federal agency to expand access to child care and provide better support for care workers, caregivers, and families.
“The CCWFA is an important step to build on the Biden Administration’s actions to make child care a national priority. This act will lower child care costs for families, improve the quality and availability of child care in communities across the nation, and raise early educator pay so that care jobs are good jobs.
“Our elected leaders must support affordable child care and fight to ensure that parents can both thrive at work and still be there for their children. Congress must finish the job and pass the CCWFA to fulfill their promise to build a care economy that values our children, our families, and our loved ones.”
Caring Across Generations is a national campaign of family caregivers, care workers, disabled people, and aging adults working to transform the way we care in this country so that care is accessible, affordable and equitable— and our systems of care enable everyone to live and age with dignity.
To achieve our vision, we transform cultural norms and narratives about aging, disability and care; win federal and state-level policies; and build power amongst the people touched by care. For more information, visit caringacross.org.