Senator Josh Hawley Sends Relief To Missouri Homeschooling Families

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Senator Josh Hawley plans on introducing a bill to provide relief to families dealing with homeschooling costs due to COVID-19.  He announced this in Washington D.C., on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

What The Act Does

According to Josh Hawley’s website [1], his “Helping Families During COVID Act of 2020” act would provide U.S. families $1,200 in direct cash assistance per month through June 2021. The funds would cover the cost of lost work shifts or wages. This bill also creates a fully-refundable tax credit of $800 per child to reimburse parents for the cost of education expenses. He says,

School closures, disruption of the standard academic calendar, hybrid and distance-learning models, and other changes have forced parents to seek alternative work arrangements or leave the workforce altogether. Since the government has asked them to deal with these realities, it falls on us to help them through it. Working families need relief as soon as possible.

“School closures, disruption of the standard academic calendar, hybrid and distance-learning models, and other changes have forced parents to seek alternative work arrangements or leave the workforce altogether,” the senator said.

Once the bill is passed, . The bill would also create a fully-refundable tax credit of $800 per child . according to Hawley’s office.

 


Notes:

  1. ^https://www.hawley.senate.gov/new-hawley-bill-will-aid-working-families-struggling-school-disruption (go back↩)

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