Rep. Porter Hosts Listening Session for Local Childcare Providers, Parent Teacher Associations
Congresswoman brings stakeholders together to discuss challenges childcare providers are facing during the pandemic
IRVINE, January 13, 2021
Tags: Women and Families
Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) hosted a roundtable discussion yesterday with representatives from local childcare providers and parent teacher associations to hear directly about the hardships they’re facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Participating in the roundtable were Irvine Child Care Project, California Work & Family Coalition, Parent Voices, First Five Orange County, Irvine Unified Council PTA, Capistrano Unified Council PTSA, Rainbow Rising, ABC-Mom Learning Center, Sushma’s Home Day Care, Michy’s Reggio Family Childcare, BreastfeedLA, and ENC Nature Preschool.
Congresswoman Porter has been a staunch advocate for improving access to affordable childcare throughout her time in Congress, and she has redoubled her efforts during the pandemic. Last July, she introduced legislation that would make it easier for Americans serving as caregivers to get relief if their children or other dependents are unable to go to school or a childcare facility because of the pandemic. One of her first bills in Congress was the Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which would allow families to set aside more pre-tax income for dependent care. To support working families, she also introduced the bipartisan FAIR Leave Act, which would remove a marriage penalty from federal family leave policy.