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Foster funding needs federal attention

| April 16, 2015 |

The Durango Herald By Bruce Lesley It’s encouraging that Denver is taking action on child abuse and neglect (Herald, April 8). But Washington also


‘Doc Fix’ Deal Opens Health Battles Ahead

| April 16, 2015 |

CQ By Melissa Attias Congress may have finally put an end to the cycle of 17 short-tem “doc fixes” with the passage of legislation


Bill Cracks Down on Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

| April 16, 2015 |

Washington – The bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus Campaign for Children today endorsed legislation, sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Congressman David


Children’s Advocates Commend Senate CHIP Effort

| April 15, 2015 |

Washington – Today, Senator Michael Bennet offered an amendment to the Medicare “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR) legislative package that would have extended funding for


Children’s Advocates Applaud Wyden Commitment on CHIP Amendment

| April 10, 2015 |

Washington – United States Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) Thursday committed to push for a four-year extension of the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program, indicating


Bill to Improve Lives of Foster Youth Passes Committee

| April 6, 2015 |

SitNews Thursday, the House Health and Social Services Committee passed House Bill 27 sponsored by Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage). The bill seeks to improve


South Dakota Saw Huge Drops In Homelessness, Yet Record Number Of Kids Need Homes. This Could Change That

| April 6, 2015 |

Huffington Post By Eleanor Goldberg South Dakota saw some of the biggest drops in homelessness across a number of demographics last year. Yet advocates


Federal funds for foster care need to be rethought

| April 1, 2015 |

Boston Globe By Bruce Lesley YES, GOVERNOR Charlie Baker must invest in stronger efforts to protect against child abuse and neglect (“Baker promised DCF


Bipartisan House Vote an Important Step Forward for Children

| March 26, 2015 |

Washington – The United States House of Representatives today passed a $210 billion legislative package intended to fix a widely-lamented Medicare provider payment system.


Health groups endorse Medicare deal despite CHIP concerns

| March 25, 2015 |

The Hill By Sarah Ferris The $200 billion House deal on Medicare is drawing support from family health advocates despite concerns from Democrats who