The House Committee on Education and Labor has completed drafting their section of the Build Back Better Act which invests $761 billion to lower the cost of childcare and education, help Americans secure well-paying jobs, and set a strong foundation for children.

Democrats currently aim to vote on the Build Back Better Act, also known as the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package by the end of the month, aligning with a vote on the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

The press release, fact sheet, and bill text are all available. The House will begin marking up the bill on September 9.

Among other things, the bill provides:

  • $450 billion for childcare and pre-K
    • Universal pre-K for three- and four-year-olds
    • Lowering the cost of childcare
  • $35 billion in child nutrition programs to help prevent child hunger