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H.R. 4540: Improving Access to Child Care Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4540

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2021

(for himself and Mrs. Walorski) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title IV–A of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Access to Child Care Act.

2.

Improving access to child care to support work

Section 418(a)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 618(a)(3)) is amended—

(1)

by striking $3,550,000,000 for each fiscal year and inserting $4,158,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2027; and

(2)

in subparagraph (A), by striking $3,375,000,000 and inserting $3,983,000,000.

3.

Elimination of Contingency Fund

(a)

In general

Section 403 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603) is amended by striking all of subsection (b) except paragraph (5).

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Transfer of needy State definition

(A)

In general

Paragraph (5) of section 403(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 603(b)(5)) is—

(i)

amended—

(I)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking paragraph (4) and inserting subparagraph (C);

(II)

in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B), by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively;

(III)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively;

(IV)

by redesignating such paragraph as subparagraph (D); and

(V)

by moving each provision 2 ems to the right; and

(ii)

as so amended, hereby transferred into section 409(a)(3) (42 U.S.C. 609(a)(3)) and added to the end of such section.

(B)

Conforming amendment

Section 409(a)(3)(C) (42 U.S.C. 609(a)(3)(C)) is amended by striking (as defined in section 403(b)(5)).

(2)

Elimination of penalty for failure of state receiving amounts from contingency fund to maintain 100 percent of historic effort

Section 409(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 609(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (10).

4.

Effective date

The amendment made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2022.