WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-3) visited the Durango Hills YMCA Early Childhood Education Program to highlight the need to pass their Small Business Child Care Investment Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would help increase the availability of affordable, high-quality child care to working families by allowing non-profit child care providers that qualify as small businesses to participate in Small Business Administration loan programs.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Rosen, Lee tout child care access legislation
By Paul Pearson
- Two members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are pushing efforts to expand access to child care.
- Sen. Jacky Rosen and Rep. Susie Lee, both Nevada Democrats, visited the Durango Hill YMCA in Las Vegas on Thursday to talk with parents and child care providers and tout bipartisan legislation they have introduced in Congress.
- The Small Business Child Care Investment Act would make non-profit child care providers eligible for the same Small Business Administration loans that are available to for-profit providers.
Anchor: “We have Senator Jacky Rosen and Congresswoman Susie Lee teaming together all to work toward affordable child care for Nevadans…. This is actually bipartisan legislation, which we don’t get to talk about often here in the United States – and here’s one example. It would increase the availability of affordable, high-quality child care to working families…. So, bravo! And we can say that with bipartisan applause.”
Anchor: “Bringing more affordable child care to Nevada – that is the focus of the Small Business Child Care Investment Act co-sponsored by Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, Congresswoman Susie Lee. Today, the two visited the Durango Hill YMCA to highlight the proposed bipartisan legislation. A recent state report found that child care costs in Nevada are often more expensive than college tuition.”