Baldwin Votes in Favor of Child Care Block Grant
For the City-Times
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on Monday voted to support reauthorization of the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCBDG) Act, a federal grant program that provides child care subsidies for low-income and working families. The reauthorization was approved by the Senate HELP Committee, on which Baldwin sits, in September 2013. The bill passed the U.S. Senate today 88-1 and will now go to the president to be signed into law.
“For many families in this country, quality, affordable child care is a challenge that they struggle with every morning,” Baldwin said in a statement. “Reauthorization of the Child Care & Development Block Grant Act provides support to working families across Wisconsin and America.”
The bipartisan CCDBG was first signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to assist working families with the cost of child care.
For more information on the Child Care & Development Block Grant Act of 2014, click here.