Statement on the Release of H.208 for Introduction
Today, H.208, “An act relating to child care and early childhood education” has been released for Introduction in the House. I joined three other Republicans, including my seatmate Rep. Carolyn Branagan, in sponsoring the legislation. There are similar if not identical bills being drafted or in the Senate; including a proposal by my Republican colleagues; which I will sponsor as well.
While this bill is not perfect, I remain committed to the conversation and will be a part of the process in finding meaningful solutions to address the child care crisis. I must reiterate this is not a partisan issue. This is a Vermont working families issue and we cannot afford to play politics. When I ran for the Vermont House of Representatives, one of my major themes was fixing the broken Child Care system, and I intend to do just that.