Statement : Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

February 23, 2021 Statement
"For the past year, we have simultaneously been struggling to combat a public health emergency and an economic one. Tragically, COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans during that time. We must continue to do everything in our power to defeat this virus. Throughout the course of the past year, thousands of dedicated CDC career staff have worked tirelessly to confront this pandemic and continue to do so. I am grateful to each of them."
February 19, 2021 Statement
"The fight for child care is such an important one, but it breaks my heart that it has to be a fight at all. I have said time and again that the United States has been teetering on the brink of a child care crisis. But now this COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us over the edge. Even before this pandemic began, affordable child care was already a significant and severe issue. Now, this pandemic has further exacerbated and exposed existing disparities."