Dems Want Dedicated Funding For Direct Care Workers, GOPers Disagree

By Maya Goldman / July 20, 2021 at 5:38 PM
Democrats and Republicans on the House Committee on Education & Labor agree the direct care workforce needs additional support, but Democrats urge passage of President Joe Biden’s proposal to invest in the home care workforce and a bill to invest more than $1 billion in training and opportunities for direct care workers, while Republicans say creating new federal programs for specific jobs is infeasible. The direct care workforce, which is made up of people who provide home and community-based care...

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