Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the Biden Administration’s executive actions to expand access to care and provide support for care workers and family caregivers. In Congress, Senator Casey has led the charge on caregiving issues, as the author of the Better Care Better Jobs Act to provide high-quality, affordable home care to seniors and people with disabilities and support the workers that provide this life-affirming care. Senator Casey is also a cosponsor of the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would provide high-quality child care and early education to children across the Nation. Both of these bills would lift up families, allow people to return to work, and boost the economy.
“Everywhere I go in Pennsylvania, I meet families who are struggling to find reliable child care or home care and feel like they’re on their own,” said Senator Casey. “President Biden’s announcement today is an acknowledgement of American families’ caregiving struggles and that the federal government has a responsibility to help families find and afford quality care. This is a strong step towards fully addressing our Nation’s caregiving crisis and I won’t stop fighting until every family has access to the high-quality care they need.”
Today President Biden signed an Executive Order that includes more than 50 directives across the federal government to improve caregiving and support care workers. His executive actions include making child care more accessible for families, improving home care for veterans, boosting the wages of child care workers, improving home care jobs, supporting family caregivers, and more. Read more about the Biden Administration’s actions here.