Stabenow Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Child Care Legislation

Monday, November 17, 2014

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today voted with a bipartisan group of 88 Senators to pass a bill that will strengthen health and safety protections and improve the quality of care for child care assistance programs that are available to families. This bill will also require additional training and education for caretakers participating in these programs. Sen. Stabenow has been a long-time supporter of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program and called upon lawmakers to support the program earlier this year.

"Today's vote is great news for families across the country," said Stabenow. "Families who are trying to juggle jobs and child care need to know their children are getting safe, healthy, and nurturing child care. By strengthening safety standards and training for child care workers, we are making sure children are getting the best possible start in life."