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Sinema Introduces Legislation to Help Arizona Families Afford Child and Dependent Care

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced the Child and Dependent Care FSA Enhancement Act to expand child and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for Arizona families.

“The rising cost of care for children and elderly parents leaves too many Arizona families struggling to make ends meet,” said Sinema. “Increasing the amount of money Arizonans can put into an FSA account helps stretch their dollars further and allows families to better plan for the future.”

The average annual cost of full-time child care in Arizona ranges from $6,000 - $9,000. This legislation increases the amount of pre-tax dollars families can put into child and dependent care FSAs from $5,000 to $7,500 and will index the amount to inflation to keep up with rising costs of care.