Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressmen Filemon Vela and Joe Morelle announced The Family Friendly Schools Act, legislation they introduced in the House of Representatives to examine how we can better align students’ schedules with that of their parent or guardian to improve educational and social outcomes, particularly for low-income families. Senator Kamala Harris has introduced the same legislation as a companion bill in the United States Senate.  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the way we work, how our children go to school and the time we spend at home with our families.  Working families of color have been particularly affected by the instability and strain that the COVID-19 crisis has caused in our daily lives, said Congressman Filemon Vela. “I am proud to join Congressman Morelle and Senator Harris in introducing this transformative and important piece of legislation aimed at improving the lives of working parents and families.”