Fighting for Florida

On the evening of Monday, November 17, 2014, the Senate passed S. 1086, a bill reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG).

This bill reauthorizes and amends the CCDBG Act with new requirements for state health and safety standards, including annual, unannounced onsite monitoring of licensed providers, background checks of child care staff and providers, expanded compliance with child abuse reporting requirements, and enhanced coordination with other programs.

On March 13, 2014, the Senate passed an earlier version of S. 1086, and I voted yes.

Due to a flight delay, I was unable to cast a vote yesterday on its final passage. I would have voted yes.