H. R. 4540
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 19, 2021
Mr. Smucker (for himself and Mrs. Walorski) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title IV–A of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Improving Access to Child Care Act.
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—
$3,550,000,000 for each fiscal year and inserting
$4,158,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2027; and
in subparagraph (A), by striking
$3,375,000,000 and inserting
Elimination of Contingency Fund
Section 403 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603) is amended by striking all of subsection (b) except paragraph (5).
Transfer of needy State definition
Paragraph (5) of section 403(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 603(b)(5)) is—
in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking
paragraph (4) and inserting
in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B), by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively;
by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively;
by redesignating such paragraph as subparagraph (D); and
by moving each provision 2 ems to the right; and
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.
Section 409(a)(3)(C) (42 U.S.C. 609(a)(3)(C)) is amended by striking
(as defined in section 403(b)(5)).
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).
The amendment made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2022.