Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that the Senate cleared a hurdle in the budget reconciliation process, moving one step closer to passing once-in-a-generation investments in American workers, families, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
“On the heels of passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation, this morning, the Senate took an important step to invest in American families by moving forward in the budget reconciliation process,” said Senator Casey. “The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis has made it even clearer that working families are struggling in an economy that has been rigged against them. This budget resolution will allow for
On June 24, 2021, Senator Casey introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act, building on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan to invest in home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities and ensure home care workers make a living wage. Senator Casey’s proposal is supported by more than three-quarters of Americans, including 66% of Republicans.
Senator Casey’s Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act would expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to help families afford child care. The bill increases the value of the credit and will cover up to half the cost of childcare, with a maximum credit of $4,000 per child (age 0-13), up to $8,000. If enacted, this proposal will increase employment rates and the earnings of parents, and reduce child poverty.
Read the Senate Budget Committee’s FY2022 Budget Reconciliation instructions here.