Child Care

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Effort to Remove Southwest Washington “Child Care Desert” Designation, Secures Assistance to Increase Child Care Capacity in Goldendale

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $583,390 in support of an effort by the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) to develop a child care facility in Goldendale. “Southwest Washington continues to experience a lack of quality, convenient child care facilities, making it a ‘child care desert.’ Hard-working parents in rural communities like Klickitat County understand ...

Herrera Beutler Seeks to Remove Southwest Washington “Child Care Desert” Designation, Secures Assistance to Increase Child Care Capacity in Goldendale

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured $583,390 in support of an effort by the Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) to develop a child care facility in Goldendale. The FY22 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill included funding for this community-supported request seeking federal funds to renovate or construct a facility in ...

Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Bill to Make Childcare More Affordable

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) this week reintroduced the Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which more than doubles what families can set aside pre-tax in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to pay for preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare. “As working families continue to weather the...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Child Care Affordability and Accessibility

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Josh Harder (CA-10) this week introduced the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act to address the shortage of affordable child care facilities and professionals across the nation, especially in rural areas. This bipartisan legislation will create a $100 million grant program to address the growing crisis of child care accessibility and affor...

The Columbian: Herrera Beutler: Representative leads child care effort

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‘Child care is crazy expensive.” Chris, a dad and engineer in Vancouver, told me recently he and his wife are paying more annually for day care for their young child than if they were sending him to the University of Washington. And in the case of college tuition, they could at least get a loan to ease the burden. I hear these sentiments echoed by parents across Southwest Washington. As the demand...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Allowing Parents to Withdraw Penalty-Free from Retirement Accounts Following Birth, Adoption

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler supported allowing parents to withdraw up to $5,000 without penalty from their retirement accounts following the birth or adoption of a child. This provision was included in the recent spending package Congress passed and the president signed into law.