House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference ahead of a House a vote on two bills aimed at financially supporting child care providers and providing access to child care for American workers during the pandemic.
Watch the hearing in the video player above.
Across the country, chaos and disarray have marked the start of the school year as families await directives from district officials and, where they have a choice, make agonizing decisions over whether to enroll their children online or in person — often with very little guidance.
If their kids are not in classrooms, parents will have to line up child care — or find the time to help them learn online. They have no idea if it will be safe to send their children to school — or whether the school doors will open at all or stay open if someone is diagnosed with the virus.
Many families are developing plans for at least some distance learning, and budgets are one of the factors that could determine how much they do from afar.