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Lord, have mercy on our children and the children of this nation. Protect the rights of faith based organizations and increase the impact of their work.

Biden’s plan seeks to prevent qualified families from paying more than 7% of their income on childcare.

The proposal, which is inside of the Build Back Better Act, would raise childcare costs by about $13,000 for middle class families, according to an analysis from a liberal think tank. GOP senators referenced this analysis at a news conference about the economic effects of Biden’s new childcare program on Wednesday.

The legislation also includes universal pre-K for families who meet certain income requirements. The pre-K and childcare provisions of the bill cost approximately $425 billion.

“The Democrat plan intentionally shrinks the supply of providers by killing off faith-based providers, small family childcare homes, kinship care,” said North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. “So not only do we have a skyrocketing cost of $13,000 in additional cost for childcare, we’re also reducing the supply of childcare that exists in the country.”

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn said Biden’s plan would lead to the closure of private faith-based childcare programs in her state. She said these programs are often run by grandmothers at local churches…

“In addition, we have heard from faith-based organizations who have said that the new requirements would force them to close their doors in many cases. And that is critical because approximately half of all childcare slots are provided by faith-based organizations. So that’s why we would have a severe access problem.”…

Some policy experts are weighing in on the Biden plan, saying it does not do enough to address the supply and availability of childcare centers.

“The focus is on the demand side of the equation, in buying down the costs for parents. Support for the supply side, the businesses, needs to happen, too,” said Linda Smith, director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Early Childhood Initiative, according to Bloomberg News. “If we don’t do it right, we stand to actually make the problem worse.”

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(excerpt from Just The News. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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