Archdiocese of Boston

The Archdiocese of Boston has retained Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to push for changes in the childcare provisions of president Biden’s “Build Back Better” program.

That proposed stimulus package includes about $400B in federal funding for childcare and pre-kindergarten.

Thomas Carroll, superintendent of schools, said Biden’s program as written would be “catastrophic” for Boston’s Catholic schools and drive them out of the early childhoold education business.

That because it would require the Boston's Catholic schools to comply with federal discrimination laws regarding sex, sexual orientation and gender identity policies that conflict with the Church’s belief.

“We have 2,000 years of Church teaching,” he told the National Catholic Register. “We’re not giving it up to get federal money for childcare or pre-k.”

BHFS has Alfred Mottur, a top Democratic fundraiser & co-chair of the technology & telecom practice; Brian McGuire (chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell), Carmencita Whonder (aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer) and Radha Mohan (executive director of the Early Childhood Education & Care Consortium) repping the Archdiocese.