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Moms First Statement on President Biden’s Emergency Child Care Funding Request to Congress

Today, President Biden called on Congress to invest $16 billion in emergency child care funding as part of his domestic emergency aid priorities. The announcement comes weeks after critical child care stabilization funding expired on September 30, a lapse that threatens to increase child care prices for working families and existing staffing shortages, resulting in a significant reduction of child care seats for our country’s youngest children.

See below for a statement from Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Moms First:  

“With this announcement, President Biden has unequivocally put moms first. Thank you for your leadership to uplift moms and caregivers across the country. Moms, you shared your stories and gave voice to how your labor keeps our economy running, day-in and day-out, as parents and child care providers. You were relentless, and we must be relentless in calling on Congress to take action and fund our child care system.”

In the months before the child care cliff, Moms First rallied our more than one million moms and supporters to send thousands of letters to Congress urging their representatives to prioritize child care as critical infrastructure. We brought business advocates for child care to Capitol Hill and the White House, and we activated a surround sound campaign to prioritize child care investments, bringing the issue from the margins to the mainstream. 

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