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Chairman Neal Statement on House Passage of the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act

July 29, 2020
Press Release
Neal, a key architect of the bill, hosted a roundtable discussion on child care in the COVID-19 era last week

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 7327, the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act:

“This legislation makes major investments in safe, affordable child care – a necessary step in getting our economy back on the right track and supporting families during the COVID-19 crisis. The child care crisis existed long before this pandemic, but now more than ever, families are struggling to find high-quality, affordable, safe child care. From long waiting lists to out-of-reach prices, many parents are questioning whether they can continue to balance their careers with doing what’s best for their children. Investing in our child care system will not just help give parents the peace of mind they need to return to work when it’s safe, but it will help unleash the full power of the American economy in the near- and long-term. I hope Senate Republicans can grasp the urgency with which we need to address the child care crisis and will quickly pass this legislation to relieve the fear and stress parents are experiencing.”

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