Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a group of her colleagues in introducing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2022, legislation to build on Congress’ 30-year record of bipartisan work to support and enhance child care programs across the nation. This legislation would improve the affordability of child care programs and protect the ability of parents to choose the provider that best fits their family’s needs.
“The ongoing public health and economic crisis has underscored the fact that parents and employers alike need more quality, affordable child care options,” said Senator Collins. “Our legislation would expand eligibility for the CCDBG program, enabling parents to obtain reliable care for their children while they work or go to school to improve their own skills and education.”
The CCDBG Reauthorization Act of 2022 makes responsible enhancements to the historically bipartisan CCDBG program, which has assisted working families with their child care and preschool needs for the last 30 years. Specifically, the reauthorization:
In addition to Senator Collins, the bill was introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).
The bill text can be read here.