In an interview with Politico, Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina said that child care is a “critical issue” for her party. She said that Republicans need to do a better job of talking about the issue and explaining how it affects families.
Mace said that child care is “a huge issue for working families” and that it’s “one of the biggest expenses that families have.” She said that Republicans need to “come up with a plan” to make child care more affordable.
Mace’s comments come as Democrats are pushing for a $3.5 trillion spending package that includes funding for child care. The package has been met with opposition from Republicans, who argue that it is too expensive.
Mace said that she is “open” to working with Democrats on child care, but she said that she wants to make sure that any solution is “fiscally responsible.”
The issue of child care is likely to be a major topic of debate in the 2022 midterm elections. Republicans need to find a way to address the issue if they want to win over working families.