CNA Staff, Jul 20, 2020 / 11:30 am
As Congress considers another coronavirus relief package, members from both parties are highlighting the need to include assistance for working families.
Both Senate Democrats and Republicans have either introduced or plan to introduce proposals to fund child care and provide a boost to new parents during the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has not passed a major relief bill in several months after the CARES Act and subsequent stimulus bills were signed into law in the spring.
Last week, in an open letter, a group of conservative intellectuals called on Congress to remember the "severe financial distress" of many American families.
"The coming months will be very difficult for many Americans and their families as they try to regain their financial footing after an unforeseeable blow," the letter stated. Signers of the letter included researcher W. Bradford Wilcox of the Institute for Family Studies, Princeton professor Robert George, and journalist Kathryn Jean Lopez.