👎👎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