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Hadassah Supports Senate Passage of Child Care Act for Working, Low-Income Families

Tuesday, Nov 18 2014

NEW YORK—Last night, the Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization. Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the CCDBG program funds State efforts to provide child care services for low-income family members who work, train for work, attend school, or whose children receive or need to receive protective services. Passed with strong bipartisan support by both the House and the Senate, the CCDBG reauthorization will now be sent to the President for his signature.

Marcie Natan, National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., released the following statement in support of the vote:

“We commend the Senate for passing the CCDBG reauthorization today. A lack of access to quality, affordable child care is a major obstacle to work-life balance and financial stability for women and families. Hadassah has a proud history supporting women and families, including championing policies that provide flexibility for working families without forcing sacrifices to their economic security.

Quality child care is essential to that, and reauthorizing the CCDBG program for the first time since 1996 is an important step toward improving outcomes for children. On behalf of our members and American families, we look forward to the President signing this bill into law.”

Hadassah advocates on behalf of a broad range of issues surrounding child care, including policies for public and private sector affordable child care programs, funding, and subsidies. Hadassah members work together to see family-friendly policies enacted at the national and state levels, including advocacy for the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act. For more information on Hadassah’s domestic advocacy efforts, please visit: www.hadassah.org/domestic-advocacy

 

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Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's Zionist Jewish membership organization in the United States. 330,000 members strong, Hadassah is entering its second century, growing our commitment to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

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