House Democrats Want $100 Billion Child Care Package For Bailout Now And Future Support

By Emily Peck


Congress allocated $3.5 billion toward funding child care centers as part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March, but advocates say that’s far short of what’s needed to keep the industry afloat. It would take about $9.6 billion a month to keep going amid closures, according to an analysis from the Center for Law and Social Policy.

Like Warren’s proposal, which was also for $50 billion, Clark wants to get child care centers the cash they need to simply stay in business and pay workers while they’re closed. 


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