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house Bill H.R. 7027

Should Congress Give Child Care Providers $50 Billion in Aid During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Argument in favor

Child care providers have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress should stabilize these essential businesses, whose services are necessary to working families, to ensure that they make it through the current public health crisis. Stabilizing child care providers is especially important in communities of color, where businesses may have trouble accessing more institutional forms of capital.

jimK's Opinion
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07/29/2020
Yes. If the government feels compelled to force a jump start of the economy, they need to support the things that are needed for people to get back to work. Child care is one of those things that need support, as is making schools Covid safe. I do not believe that it is possible to force people back to work at this time - at least not for more than a short period of time, after which exploding Covid infections will force a costly national lock-down as the only course of action.
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JunnaLayn's Opinion
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07/29/2020
Yes - this is good for when things are normal. Things are NOT NORMAL NOW - So YES this RIGHT NOW and MORE! - food for those children - housing for those children - Utilities for that household - medical care for those children - WiFi for those children - PC/laptop/iPad for those children - on-line education only for all children - in-service training for teachers to be effective on-line - PPE for the parents of those children - testing weekly for the family and provider - I'm just sayin, providing child care is a small start on what our children need. Yesterday I scolded those who said people should have saved for a rainy day - that that day passed months ago and we are in a storm. So for those of you now saying the government should not pay for child care - OMG - YOU have not been living pay-check to pay-check and then til the end of unemployment and you're renting and the eviction protection was lifted on 7/24. Please tell me - where can a family find the money to pay for child care today? Please wake up to the realities the of what the greater numbers of our population are facing!
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larubia's Opinion
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07/29/2020
Childcare is essential to the workforce returning to work and for parents who need to quarantine. At a time when schools may need to be virtual, this will also put additional demands upon childcare workers. The monies are needed.
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Argument opposed

Congress has already allocated $3.5 billion to child care providers in the CARES Act, so this legislation is unnecessary. Child care providers that need assistance now can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which are meant to help small businesses like them remain solvent during the pandemic. Additionally, if current lockdowns continue, many families may not need child care providers outside the home — so it’s possible that child care providers won’t be needed in the new normal.

burrkitty's Opinion
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07/29/2020
I DO NOT think this is a good idea. This will encourage the Petri dish called child care to reopen. That’s not a good idea. So no. Stay closed. Keep your kids yourselves, focus on your family, stay safe, and STAY HOME.
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ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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07/29/2020
Congress has already allocated $3.5 billion to child care providers in the CARES Act, so this legislation is unnecessary. Child care providers that need assistance now can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which are meant to help small businesses like them remain solvent during the pandemic. This is a duplication and would be misappropriated or misused. Vote no.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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07/29/2020
👎👎House Bill H.R. 7029 AKA Child Care is Essential Act👍👍 I stand opposed to and don't recommend the passage of House bill H.R. 7029 AKA the Child Care is Essential Act, would provide $50 billion in child care funding for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic relief. To this end, it would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the existing Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. Congress has already allocated $3.5 billion to child care providers in the CARES Act, so this legislation is unnecessary. Child care providers that need assistance now can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which are meant to help small businesses like them remain solvent during the pandemic. Additionally, if current lockdowns continue, many families may not need child care providers outside the home — so it’s possible that child care providers won’t be required for the new normal. Q. 7.28.20. SP
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    Yes. If the government feels compelled to force a jump start of the economy, they need to support the things that are needed for people to get back to work. Child care is one of those things that need support, as is making schools Covid safe. I do not believe that it is possible to force people back to work at this time - at least not for more than a short period of time, after which exploding Covid infections will force a costly national lock-down as the only course of action.
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    I DO NOT think this is a good idea. This will encourage the Petri dish called child care to reopen. That’s not a good idea. So no. Stay closed. Keep your kids yourselves, focus on your family, stay safe, and STAY HOME.
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    Yes - this is good for when things are normal. Things are NOT NORMAL NOW - So YES this RIGHT NOW and MORE! - food for those children - housing for those children - Utilities for that household - medical care for those children - WiFi for those children - PC/laptop/iPad for those children - on-line education only for all children - in-service training for teachers to be effective on-line - PPE for the parents of those children - testing weekly for the family and provider - I'm just sayin, providing child care is a small start on what our children need. Yesterday I scolded those who said people should have saved for a rainy day - that that day passed months ago and we are in a storm. So for those of you now saying the government should not pay for child care - OMG - YOU have not been living pay-check to pay-check and then til the end of unemployment and you're renting and the eviction protection was lifted on 7/24. Please tell me - where can a family find the money to pay for child care today? Please wake up to the realities the of what the greater numbers of our population are facing!
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    Childcare is essential to the workforce returning to work and for parents who need to quarantine. At a time when schools may need to be virtual, this will also put additional demands upon childcare workers. The monies are needed.
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    Probably should be a ton more. That’s less for an entire sector than what Delta airlines got.
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    Let's see.... Thanks Trevor Noah and the Daily Show for showing the “waste”. ..... House Bill 7027 - up to $50 Billion in Aid for Child Care ..... House Bill 7327 - up to $10 Billion in Aid for Child Care ..... WHY NOT BOTH TOGETHER!! Instead of the following waste ..... Both the House (H.R. 2500) and the Senate have passed a $740 Billion Defense Bill of which the Senate Bill 4049 includes "$9.1 billion to procure 95 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, including 60 F-35As, 12 F-35Bs, and 23 F-35Cs. Additionally, the Air Force would be allowed to utilize, modify, and operate six Turkish F-35s that were never delivered because of Turkey’s suspension from the F-35 program." By the way, the ENTIRE F35 program has been GROUNDED multiple times (links below) ..... these bills still needs to be negotiated between the House and Senate before sending to the Idiot. ..... Now the Senate $1 trillion coronavirus relief package includes "money for fighter jets, helicopters, radars, ships and armored vehicles that the measure’s authors have deemed “emergency” spending that is not capped by the budget control law." But Aid for Child Care seems minimal compared to the still stingy dollars allowed for school districts!!!!! ..... DON'T BOTH PARTIES WANT TO PASS A $740 BILLION DEFENSE BILL!! Why is any additional F35 spending not there. ..... Now more money for the F35 ????????????????? ..... https://www.rollcall.com/2020/07/27/pandemic-relief-package-would-become-weapons-bazaar/ ..... Just shit. F35 Grounded .... https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/11/dod-announces-global-grounding-of-all-f-35s/ .... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06/12/inventory-management-failures-are-grounding-f-35-jets/ .... https://sofrep.com/fightersweep/still-grounded-luke-afb-f-35-aircraft-continue-pause-due-breathing-system-issues/ .... https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a30718538/f-35-flaws/ .... https://www.defensenews.com/smr/hidden-troubles-f35/2020/04/24/five-f-35-issues-have-been-downgraded-but-they-remain-unsolved/
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    DO IT. IT SHOULDVE BEEN DONE ALREADY!
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    Childcare is the backbone of our economy. Quality care for our youngest citizens means they will grow up healthy and ready to learn the skills they need for the future. It also frees up parents to work and grow our economy.
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    Agree JimK.Yes, and sick pay bc people must stay home if sick or caring for sick person if no flippin hospital beds available!!
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    You expect people to go to work then you need to support the programs that assist with it happening.
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    Just to keep within safety protocol for Covid-19 is expensive. And keeping qualified child care workers. Working parents need childcare services. But it takes funds to stay safe and open. This would show Mitch McConnell that folks aren’t lazy, but can’t find child care. At his age he probably forgot.
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    Congress has already allocated $3.5 billion to child care providers in the CARES Act, so this legislation is unnecessary. Child care providers that need assistance now can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which are meant to help small businesses like them remain solvent during the pandemic. This is a duplication and would be misappropriated or misused. Vote no.
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    Yes they are essential workers. Just make sure there isn’t a way for any of Trump’s rich friends to siphon funds out so the people that need it can’t have any.
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    I should think that if the government would like people to return to work, especially women who have born the greater burden during the pandemic, and would like children to return safely to in classroom schools that this would not be a question but an essential. The economy has been structured around a two income household for a long time now. Child care has become a necessity rather than a luxury. During the pandemic the burden of child care has been placed squarely back on women along with maintaining their own incomes if at all possible and distance learning. To return to pre-pandemic conditions, Child Care must become a subsidized priority to enable a safe return to work and school. Child Care Workers deserve all the help, support, and wages they can get for the tough job they do daily.
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    Yes provided it’s not just another way to give big bucks to churches and big business. So far trumpelthinskin can’t seem to comprehend that the largest Christian church in the world with the highest evidence of child abuse should not get our tax dollars. The Vatican can crack open that big old vault and pay their own damn way. I don’t trust this administration farther than I could pick trumps fat old ugly ass and throw it.
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    Yes, child care providers need this assistance, and so does the country.
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    👎👎House Bill H.R. 7029 AKA Child Care is Essential Act👍👍 I stand opposed to and don't recommend the passage of House bill H.R. 7029 AKA the Child Care is Essential Act, would provide $50 billion in child care funding for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic relief. To this end, it would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the existing Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. Congress has already allocated $3.5 billion to child care providers in the CARES Act, so this legislation is unnecessary. Child care providers that need assistance now can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which are meant to help small businesses like them remain solvent during the pandemic. Additionally, if current lockdowns continue, many families may not need child care providers outside the home — so it’s possible that child care providers won’t be required for the new normal. Q. 7.28.20. SP
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    Awesome
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    LMAO! Another day, another farce out of our CONGRESS. $50 BILLION in aid to "child care providers?" You won't have to pay these people and their operations anything come September 2020! BECAUSE THE MORON DEMOCRATS won't open the SCHOOLS! So right there, any "aid" that would be paid is unnecessary. As child care providers will reap BILLIONS in revenue taking care of working people's kids. What SHOULD be done is EVERY PERSON PAYING SCHOOL TAXES in the FILTHY DEMOCRAT RUN STATES should be REEMBURSED EVERY DIME of the SCHOOL TAX PAYEMENTS they laid out for 2020.
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    Since this is sponsored by an America hating Democrat, automatic HELL NO vote!
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