“In April, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to find ways to improve access to care and support caregivers, because, of course, we care not only about the parents and families that require and need this kind of support, we also care about the workers who are providing that support.”
“Today, we are offering a solution for these families which caps co-pays at no more than 7 percent of their income. And you’ll recall that the President and I have been talking about that 7 percent for two and a half years and the importance of bringing down the cost of childcare for working families in America.”
“This fight is personal for me. My mother had two goals in her life: to raise her two daughters and end breast cancer. My mother was a breast cancer researcher, and she would work long days and often on weekends.
“And when she did, my sister and I would walk two doors down to the home of Mrs. Regina Shelton. Ms. Shelton ran a childcare center, and she became a second mother to my sister and me. My mother often said that but for Mrs. Shelton she would never have been able to do the work that she did. She would have never been able to contribute as she did to the fight to end breast cancer.”
— “Remarks by Vice President Harris in Press Call on Affordable Childcare,” The White House, July 11, 2023