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Kline Statement on Senate Passage of CCDBG Legislation

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Senate approved legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program.

Senate passage of legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant is a step forward in the shared goal of strengthening the nation’s existing network of early childhood services. The bill includes several commonsense provisions that will help empower parents and enhance coordination between CCDBG and other federal early care programs, such as Head Start. The committee will convene a hearing on March 25, 2014 to examine House priorities for CCDBG, and I look forward to a productive discussion as we work to find common ground and complete the reauthorization of this important program.

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