Sen. Herb Kohl, D-WI, has been named "Best of Congress" for working families, and will be honored Tuesday by Working Mother magazine and Corporate Voices for Working Families.
Kohl will visit the SC Johnson Childcare Learning Center at 3901 Highway 31 in Racine. SC Johnson is consistently among Working Mother's top “100 Best Places to Work.”
Kohl was named “Best of Congress” after a review of his voting record, legislative record, advocacy for children and families, and office policies. Kohl is featured in the September issue of Working Mother, published today, and will receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on Sept. 10. This is the first “Best of Congress” award, a biannual award that will be presented to lawmakers who work to advance economically sound policies that support and create opportunities for working families.
Kohl is the author of the "Child Care Infrastructure Act," a law to provide tax credits for private companies and institutions to build on- or near-site day care centers to encourage employers to meet the rapidly growing demand for child care. He is being honored for his work to reduce the costs of health care, support education, protect food safety, reduce energy costs, strengthen child support enforcement, defend retirement security, protect the elderly and help rural families.