MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new piece of legislation will be introduced Thursday with the intention of helping federal workers affected by the government shutdown to get reimbursement for their childcare expenses.

The bill — the Federal Worker Childcare Protection Act of 2019 — is the first piece of legislation authored by Minnesota’s Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. Should the bill pass, it will allow the General Services Administration to create a fund for which federal workers can apply for repayment of childcare fees.

Rep. Omar will introduce the legislation at the U.S. Capitol at 12:30 p.m.

Comments (4)
  1. Janine Ruege Hudson says:

    If the federal worker has other income, this would be a waste of money. How about federal funding for all based on income. We have a sliding fee program but it is not fully funded. Fully fund Sliding fee Child Care.

  2. Kevin Ol says:

    Why would the workers need childcare if they are furloughed, they are home anyway.
    She’s a genius.

  3. Ilhan Omar is a lying thief. It is the most dishonest person in Minnesota.

  4. Ilhan Omar is a bigot who hates Jews just because of their religion. She hates Christians too!