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Eleanor Holmes Norton tries to save Small Savers

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) today asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to save Small Savers, the day-care center slated for elimination when the newly passed financial reform law takes effect next July.

"I believe it is your responsibility to help locate appropriate space for this valued child care center," Holmes wrote in a letter to Geithner released today.

The Small Savers Child Development Center is a small, parent-run day-care center that has operated for 24 years in the basement of the downtown building occupied by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

The agency, which regulates the country's savings and loans, is set to close when the financial regulation law takes effect. The fine print in the law requires the agency's assets to close, too. Treasury officials said last week that they are still coming up with a plan to move OTS employees to other financial agencies and have made no decisions about the fate of the day-care center.

-- Lisa Rein

By Lisa Rein  | September 14, 2010; 3:08 PM ET
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isn't abortion still legal?

Posted by: jiji1 | September 15, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

If free rent and subsized brat care is given to the powerful elite - including lobbyists and wealthy government employees - in D.C., this commercial will be run all over the US in the weeks before the November elections.

The stupidity of protecting a few well connected honchos is pathetic.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 16, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

It's a public daycare. It serves the public in addition to federal employees. It's protecting the "honchos" as well as the staff of the center, and all of the non-wealthy "brats" and families that attend the center. Having quality care for our children should be of utmost priority, and I commend Norton for recognizing this.

Posted by: can_can | September 17, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

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