June 7th, 2023
By Maury Thompson
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is an original co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation to extend the traditional parameters of federally-funded day care to include evening care.
Stefanik and two Democrats are original cosponsors of the “After Hours Child Care Act,” which Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, introduced May 24.
The proposed legislation — HR 3639 — would expand the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant program to assist in establishing new or expanding existing child care centers to provide care during evening and nontraditional work schedules.
The federal program makes block grants available to states to distribute.
“So many working parents are struggling right now to find convenient childcare options that make sense for their family,” Hinson said in a video announcing the legislation. “And this is even harder for parents who don’t work traditional 9-to-5 hours — people like law enforcement officers, store clerks, emergency services operators and nurses.”
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