WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after President Obama signed S. 1086, a bipartisan measure to improve and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, part of a package of solutions Republicans have offered to help working families:

“Affordable and reliable child care makes life and work easier for working families.  With these bipartisan reforms, we’re bringing this program into the 21st century to meet the needs of a changing workforce and give parents more choices.  This is another step in keeping our commitment to help get people back to work, lower costs at home, and restore opportunity for everyone.  I appreciate all the hard work on the part of Chairman Kline, Subcommittee Chairman Rokita, and the members of the Education and the Workforce Committee.”