MIL-OSI USA: New Analysis Finds Build Back Better Act Could Save Typical Louisiana Family Thousands in Child Care Costs Every Year

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. (LA-02)

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. –  According to a new analysis released yesterday by the House Committee on Education and Labor, the Build  Back Better Act could  save Louisiana families  thousands  of  dollars  in  child  care  costs  each  year.

The Committee’s report found that the typical Louisiana family of four with one infant in full-time center-based child care would save $7,140 each year. The typical Louisiana family of four with one infant and one child in full-time center-based child care would save $15,080 each year.

“The Build Back Better Act provides the historic investments that parents and families in Louisiana need to return to work and provide their children with high-quality care,” said Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr.

Under the Build Back Better Act, no family would pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care. Families making 100 percent of the State Median Income or less – which is $79,467 for a family of four in Louisiana – would pay no more than 2 percent of their income on child care, regardless of the number of children they have in child care.

The legislation’s child care investments, which the House Education and Labor Committee advanced in September, would give families greater financial security, allow more parents and guardians to rejoin to workforce, and help grow the economy.

For the full state-by-state analysis, click here.

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