Yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D – WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R – WI) announced that they have reached a two-year budget agreement in advance of the deadline which was this Friday Dec 13, 2013.
Today, a draft bill “Strong Start for America’s Children” was released by Senator Harkin and Representatives Miller and Hanna. The National Head Start Association has released a statement and a summary of the bill. We are also including the draft bills that were presented to the House and the Senate.”
This fall more than 57, 000 low income children will be denied a place in the Head Start program because of federal budget cuts. The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel and Ellen Cervantes of The Child Care Resource Center in Los Angeles join NewsNation to discuss the impact the cuts could have on the children.