Congress Can Transform Caregiving for American Families

By Hannah Matthews


The United States is on the cusp of transformative change for America’s families. The Build Back Better Agenda, currently being negotiated in Congress, would create the nation’s first-ever paid family and medical leave program; make affordable, high-quality child care and pre-kindergarten available for children and families; and raise wages for child care workers.

For too long, American families—women in particular—have been forced to balance work and caregiving needs. We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost the economic well-being of women and children and take steps toward a more inclusive economy, reducing racial and gender inequities.

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