The White House has announced a “comprehensive set of execution actions” by President Joe Biden designed “to improve care … while supporting care workers and family caregivers.” There are more than 50 directives to Cabinet-level agencies in the executive order.
In a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, Biden signed the order on “Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers” on Tuesday.
The White House listed the goals of the order. Among them:
- Make child care and long-term care more accessible and affordable
- Enhance job quality for long-term-care workers
- Support family caregivers
- Engage affected communities
“Under this order, almost every federal agency will collectively take over 50 actions to provide more peace of mind for families and dignity for care workers who deserve jobs with good pay and good benefits,” the president said.