Herrera Beutler reintroduces bill to make childcare more affordable

Herrera Beutler reintroduces bill to make childcare more affordable

Earlier this month U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Katie Porter, D-California, reintroduced the Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act. According to a news release, the act will more than double 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 COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear they will need every available tool at their disposal to help care for their children and aging parents,” Herrera Beutler said in the release. “I’m proud to again help lead this solution allowing folks to double the amount of pre-tax money they can set aside for child care, after school programs, and dependent care. I’m committed to fighting for solutions in Congress that allow Southwest Washington families to keep more of their money in their pockets and get through this challenging time.”

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Article by: The Reflector

Photo Credit: U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler places a hand on her two-month-old daughter Isana Beutler while reading to children at the Camas Public Library July 30, 2019.