July 29, 2020

Correa Applauds Passage Of Child Care Expansion

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Lou Correa’s (CA-46) voted in support of legislation to help parents care for their children while working during the pandemic. The Child Care Is Essential Act and The Child Care for Economic Recovery Act will provide immediate support for parents and to struggling child care centers. 

Rep. Correa said, “Families are struggling and parents who are unable to stay home with their children need options. The Child Care is Essential Act and Child Care for Economic Recovery Act provide immediate assistance to help make child care more affordable, accessible, and available for families continuing to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic.

“These bills will protect the health and safety of children while providing more funding to child care programs throughout the United States. Working parents need our help. These bills give parents more options to protect their children while working.”


H.R. 7027 - The Child Care Is Essential Act would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the existing Child Care and Development Block Grant program. This would immediately address the problems child care providers have in staying open and covering their increased operating costs with limited revenue during the pandemic.

H.R. 7327 - The Child Care for Economic Recovery Act would expand the availability of child care by providing tax relief to families, providers, and employers; significantly increasing funds for the Child Care Entitlement to States program; providing funds to improve child care safety and infrastructure and ensure dependent care for essential workers during the pandemic, and recognizing all child care workers as essential. 


Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.