Rep. DeLauro Pushes for Gov't Assisted 24/7 Child Care

Eric Scheiner | August 25, 2015 | 1:56pm EDT
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Video image of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) At a "Fight for $15" event in Connecticut.

( -Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) has been promoting federal government child care assistance “that expands with need,” focusing on 24 hour availability and pay of at least $15 an hour for child care workers.

DeLauro was part of an event last week at Sleeping Giant Day Care in Connecticut, where she discussed her support for a resolution on universal child care.

“I’m proud to add my name to a resolution supported by SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” DeLauro says in a video released Monday by the SEIU.

“We need to make affordable child care a right for all working families, that means creating a system that makes child care affordable.”

“We need to improve the quality of services by guaranteeing workers a living wage of at least $15 an hour,” DeLauro said.

The resolution from the Congressional Progressive Caucus aims to provide child care assistance “by creating a system that expands with need.”

Among the resolution’s goals is “to ensure that child care is available so that parents in today’s 24-hour economy can access high- quality care when and where they need it—during weekends, nights, as their job schedules change— with options across school, center and home settings.”

The resolution was submitted in late July and referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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