Washington Senator Patty Murray is proposing a bill to make child care more affordable and accessible.
The Democrat is touring child care facilities in Western Washington this week to talk about the legislation.
It would make twice as many children eligible for financial assistance.
The bill would also put more federal dollars toward child care and pre-school, lowering costs for low-and-moderate income families.
Murray says the first-of-its-kind bill would ensure parents don't pay more than they can afford.