Local home health care workers travel to D.C. to ask Senate to pass Build Back Better bill

The bill has important provisions for both childcare and home health care providers, and the families seeking those services.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he believes the Senate will pass President Biden’s spending bill before the end of the year. The House passed the bill on Friday, sending it to the 50-50 Senate.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he believes the Senate will pass President Biden's spending bill before the end of the year. The House passed the bill on November 19, 2021, sending it to the 50-50 Senate. Getty Images
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he believes the Senate will pass President Biden’s spending bill before the end of the year. The House passed the bill on Friday, sending it to the 50-50 Senate.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he believes the Senate will pass President Biden's spending bill before the end of the year. The House passed the bill on November 19, 2021, sending it to the 50-50 Senate. Getty Images

Local home health care workers travel to D.C. to ask Senate to pass Build Back Better bill

The bill has important provisions for both childcare and home health care providers, and the families seeking those services.

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The majority of people engaged in care work are women. Reset checks in with advocates and workers about how this bill will improve their lives.

GUEST: Margaret Heywood-Smith, home care worker for Help At Home Chicago, SEIU HCII member

Ai-Jen Poo, executive director at National Domestic Workers Alliance