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New bill aims to create more affordable day care with longer hours

Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 15:13:00-04

Parents that work non-traditional hours outside of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. know that affordable day care outside those hours can be hard to come by.

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United States Sen. Patty Murray of Washington is working on a bill to ease that stress across the nation.

Sen. Murray is calling it the Child Care for Working Families Act.

The goal is to be able to offer more high-quality, affordable, accessible child care while also paying day care workers more money.

According to Sen. Murray's website, more than 100 organizations have endorsed the bill.