Letters and Correspondence
On Lee Child Care Amendment
Kevin Lindsey (Former Staff)Early Childhood
This letter was sent to Senate offices on March 13th urging opposition to S.Amdt.2820, an amendment sponsored by Senator Lee to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1086) that would require SSNs for children to receive the benefits under CCDBG. The amendment would require parents to provide the social security numbers of children who apply for child care assistance before a family can receive the child care benefit. This amendment would force states to implement undue bureaucratic and costly changes to their child care assistance processes, and will make it more difficult for the most vulnerable families to receive child care assistance.