Representatives Ro Khanna and Nancy Mace announced the launch of a new Congressional Bipartisan Affordable Childcare Caucus to address the high cost of childcare in America and uplift families. The caucus has been endorsed by MomsFirst, a nonprofit that advocates for childcare benefits and paid leave.
At a time when US legislatures are enumerating the debt ceiling bill in the context of its implication on their constituents, Democrat Khanna and Republican Mace launched the much-neededlegislative group to address the financial concern on childcare spending.
The caucus was founded to advocate concerns of American families on inflated spending on child care. It was founded on the reality that in the 1940s, America had a universal childcare policy and since then, the cost of childcare has skyrocketed and families are paying up to $17,171 per year, according to a release. In this regard, the bipartisan caucus will put in efforts to reduce the cost of childcare to make care accessible for families nationwide by investing in good wages for care workers.