This legislation would work to combat nationwide child care shortages, exacerbated by COVID-19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Suzanne Arnold, [email protected], (609) 610-4957 (M)
Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2021) – SCAN applauds Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Representatives Josh Harder (D-CA) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) for reintroducing the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act. This legislation is an important step in finding more bipartisan policy solutions to address the growing child care crisis facing the nation.
“SCAN is thrilled that the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act is being reintroduced, and thanks Senators Klobuchar and Sullivan, and Representatives Harder and Herrera Beutler for prioritizing the importance of an affordable and accessible child care industry,” said Roy Chrobocinski, Director of Federal Government Relations at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). “With coronavirus-related closures increasing the number of child care deserts across the country, this piece of legislation is more important than ever before. We hope this bill paves the way for additional bipartisan policy solutions to save and strengthen the child care industry nationwide.”
SCAN – together with its 375,000 advocates nationwide – will continue to advocate on behalf of families and children, and work with policymakers to ensure the child care industry gets the support it needs to recover from the pandemic and to best support families, children and a better tomorrow.
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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) was created in 2014 as the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, to be the political voice for kids. We work to ensure that the issues critical to children’s lives and futures are given top priority by our elected leaders, building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life.