Rite Aid CEO Richard R. Myers, who also serves as the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, endorsed reauthorizing the bridge program Friday.
The child care tax credit, which expired at the end of last year, also is set to expire at the end of the year. A Congressional aide said there is a very real possibility the act will not be extended.
On the campaign trail, Messina emphasized the child care issue as one that goes beyond the party’s 2020 field, expressing concern for families across the country who face the prospect of lost child care benefits.
“Child care is a family issue and the impact of child care is more than just wages – it’s a crisis of health, it’s a crisis of education, it’s a crisis of work,” Messina said last month during a speech in Washington, D.C. “[American families] deserve better, we need better.”
The $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill is the latest in a long line of legislative priorities the Trump administration has put forward during its two years in office.