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Introduced in House (03/22/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5401


To amend title 41, United States Code, to require executive agencies to give priority to entities with on-site child care for employees in awarding certain contracts, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 22, 2018

Mr. Krishnamoorthi (for himself, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. Norton, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. DeSaulnier, Ms. Moore, Mr. Heck, Ms. Velázquez, and Ms. Wilson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 41, United States Code, to require executive agencies to give priority to entities with on-site child care for employees in awarding certain contracts, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Child Care at Responsible Employers Act” or the “Child CARE Act”.

SEC. 2. Priority to entities with on-site child care for employees.

(a) Priority to entities with on-Site child care for employees.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 63 of title 41, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 6310. Priority to entities with on-site child care for employees

“(a) In general.—In awarding a contract for an amount exceeding $4,000,000, an executive agency shall give priority to any entity with on-site child care for the employees of the entity.

“(b) Relationship to other contracting preferences.—In awarding a contract described in subsection (a), an executive agency may not give priority to an offer from an entity described in such subsection over an offer from a small business concern (as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)).

“(c) Executive agency defined.—In this section, the term ‘executive agency’ has the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 40.”.

(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“6310. Priority to entities with on-site child care for employees.”.

(b) Applicability.—The amendment made by subsection (a)(1) shall apply with respect to contracts awarded on or after December 31, 2019.