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House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill that would Provide Increased Funding for Early Education and Child Care

Earlier this month, on May 8th, the House Appropriations Committee approved of a funding increase in a Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill.  

This bill paves the way toward supporting children and families, and would bring some much-needed funds to the realm of child care and early education.  

For Head Start alone, a $1.5 billion dollar increase is being proposed.  

In general, the bill includes $189.9 billion in funding.  

“Today’s committee passage of the Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education Appropriations is another step towards addressing the issues facing working people and the middle class,” said House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro in a recent press release.  

For a summary of the bill, you can go here:  

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/press-releases/appropriations-committee-releases-fiscal-year-2020-labor-hhs-education-funding 

 

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