WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 29, 2020
Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 7027, partisan child care legislation that burdens children's future with debt, ties providers hands with bureaucratic red tape, and fails to offer relief to all providers.
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, said on the House floor prior to the vote:
"Congress should provide child care centers nationwide with resources that will allow them to recover from the many challenges they’ve endured over the last few months.
"Unfortunately, this body has yet again missed an opportunity to come together in a bipartisan manner, solve our differences, and tackle an issue we all agree needs to be addressed.
"Instead, we have more partisanship, more political posturing, and more one-sided legislation on the House floor absent of any committee consideration.
"American families and child care providers across the nation deserve better than the legislation before us."