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Date:      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:57:48 -0500
From:      "Lynette Fraga, Child Care Aware of America" <Lynette.Fraga@usa.childcareaware.org>
To:        gnome@freebsd.org
Subject:   BREAKING: Congress Sends Bi-Partisan Child Care Bill to President
Message-ID:  <0.0.B5.DCF.1D002B9E85E7E84.0@outbound0.mailmanager.net>

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For the first time in 18 years, Congress has passed CCDBG 
Reauthorization, as the bill now awaits President Obama&rsquo;s 
signature to become law.

Today, the Senate voted to pass S.1086, the Child Care and Development 
Block Grant Act of 2014 led by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Lamar 
Alexander (R-TN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Richard Burr (R-NC) and 
Representatives John Kline (R-MN), George Miller (D-CA), Todd Rokita 
(R-IN), and David Loebsack (D-IA) In September, the House approved the 
measure by a voice vote, sending the amended version of the bill the 
Senate originally passed 96-2 in March 2014. S.1086 includes measures 
to:Promote quality child care by increasing state-level investments in 
activities to improve the quality of care, enhancing states&rsquo; 
ability to train providers and develop safer and more effective child 
care services.Strengthen health and safety requirements in child care 
programs and providers.Improve access to child care by expanding 
eligibility for participating families and helping families connect 
with quality programs that meet their needs.Learn more about the Child 
Care and Development Block Grant Now that Congress has passed the bill, 
it heads to the President&rsquo;s desk for his signature to become 
law.

  My best,Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.
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