INDIANAPOLIS- Today, Senator Fady Qaddoura’s (D-Indianapolis) Senate Bill 404 passed out of the Senate unanimously 49-0. SB 404 assigns a summer study committee the task to lead the effort on crafting a strategic plan to leverage the American Rescue Plan funds to make childcare more accessible and affordable. Senator Qaddoura made the following statement:

“I am pleased that SB 404 passed the Senate with unanimous support. We have a unique opportunity to use American Rescue Plan dollars to address Indiana’s childcare deserts to empower hard-working Hoosiers to rejoin the workforce. I look forward to working with my colleagues, Hoosier families, FSSA and experts in the field to address this topic over the summer.”