Category: Budget

A Message from Our Executive Director Regarding the President’s Budget Request

Today, President Trump released his budget request for FY 18, which proposed very harmful cuts to programs that support low-income and working-class families and children, including a cut to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which serves about 1.5 million income eligible children per month. The proposed cuts will put access to quality, affordable,… Read more »

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President Sends Budget Request to Congress

Today, President Trump released his detailed FY 2018 budget request, which is a follow up from his “skinny budget” published in March. While the President’s request includes proposals that could benefit a number of families, it would be devastating for most low-income and working class parents and their children. The President’s budget request would severely… Read more »

National Call-In Day May 18

It’s time for a call-in day to Congress while there still time to let them know that we need to prioritize child care funding in the FY 2018 budget. Sure, we made modest increases in the remainder of the FY 2017 budget, but it won’t be enough to cover the mandates coming down from reauthorization… Read more »

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Child Care Programs Fare Very Well in Budget Agreement

Earlier this week, Congress and the Administration agreed to a FY 2017 omnibus spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 30. The bill, which is expected to pass and be signed into law in the next couple of days, includes nearly $5 billion in new funding for early education and health programs…. Read more »

Trumps Tax Plan Fall Short of the Child Care Support Families Desperately Need

This week, the Trump Administration released a broad tax proposal to Congress which includes expanding the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) with the possibility of making it refundable. Child Care Aware® of America appreciates the Administration’s efforts to help families afford and have access to child care. However, as an organization committed to… Read more »

The 114th Congress Ends and President Obama Signs His Final Bills Into Law

During the late hours of December 9, the Senate avoided a government shutdown and approved H.R. 2028, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the Federal government until April 28, 2017. CRs, which are used is the absence of a final budget bill, are funded at the same levels appropriated for the previous fiscal year (2016). In… Read more »

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Congress Approves 10-Week Funding Measure

Late last night, Congress approved H.R. 5325, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government until December 9.  President Obama is expected to sign it into law by tomorrow. The CR funds all domestic non-defense programs at FY 2016 levels and includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus, along with another $500 million… Read more »

Child Care Programs Receive Proposed Funding Levels for Next Year

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft FY 2017 Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education spending bill. This appropriations bill is the source of funding for the vast majority of federal child care and early child development programs. The Committee is expected to consider, and likely pass, this bill late next week. Overall,… Read more »

House Budget Committee Approves FY 2017 Budget Resolution

Yesterday, the House Budget Committee approved the FY 2017 budget resolution and, as expected, the resolution proposed draconian cuts to domestic, non-defense programs, including those supporting millions of children. A congressional budget resolution serves as a blueprint for the appropriations process, which is expected to begin later this spring. The resolution includes various proposals on… Read more »

Congresswomen Clark and Fudge Build Support for More Funding for Child Care in FY 2017

Congresswomen Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) recently drafted a “Dear Colleague” letter that seeks increased investment in FY 2017 for Federal programs that support child care and early education with the intention of helping working families.  Specifically, Congresswomen Clark and Fudge are matching President Obama’s priorities for the following programs: Funding the Child… Read more »

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