Senator Carper to Hold Press Conference on Welfare Reform

Carper offering amendment to increase funding for child care

Monday, March 29, 2004 at Latin American Community Center Wilmington, DE – U.S. Senator Tom Carper is holding a press conference on Monday, March 29, 2004, to emphasize the need for an increase in funding for child care. Senator Carper is offering an amendment to the Welfare Bill that would provide a total of $7 billion over five years in new mandatory funds for the Child Care Development Block Grant. That grant is currently funded at $4.8 billion per year. WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Carper Mayor James Baker, Wilmington Terry Schooley, Project Director, KIDS COUNT Delaware Maria Matos, Executive Director, Latin American Community Center WHAT: Press Conference on Welfare Reform WHEN: Monday, March 29, 2004 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. WHERE: Latin American Community Center 403 N. Van Buren St Wilmington, DE 19805