Sending Office: Honorable J. Luis Correa
Cosponsors: Cuellar, Kilmer, Napolitano, Norton, Schakowsky, Soto
Supported By: American Legion, Blinded Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Please join me in support of the Veteran Employment and Child Care Access Act. Veterans with dependent children and who require training or vocational rehabilitation services can encounter difficulties accessing these resources due to a lack of child care.
My bill addresses that potential barrier. Senator Duckworth introduced identical legislation.
The bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide eligible veterans participating in certain training or vocational rehabilitation programs with short-term child care assistance. Under the bill, eligible veterans could
receive a stipend for payment of child care at a licensed provider or direct child care at an on-site federal facility for up to six months.
Eligible veterans are parents who are the primary caretaker and are receiving or would otherwise be receiving training or vocational rehabilitation on a full-time basis were it not for a lack of child care services.
It important that we provide veterans with the necessary resources to obtain meaningful employment. If you have questions or would like to cosponsor the bill, please contact Emilio Mendez at
J. Luis Correa
Member of Congress
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