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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


Casey proposes expanding child care tax credit

| March 19, 2015 |

WFMZ Allentown U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) proposes expanding the federal child care tax credit. The current child care tax credit begins to phase


Bill Would Improve Higher Ed Access

| March 19, 2015 |

Washington – United States Senators Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colorado) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced legislation


Senate Democrats Look to Fight Deal on Children’s Health Program

| March 19, 2015 |

NationalJournal By Dylan Scott Don’t go celebrating the bipartisan Medicare “doc fix” deal just yet: there’s a major roadblock being set up in the


Letter of the Day: Save children’s health insurance program

| March 18, 2015 |

The Tamba Tribune By Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., president, American Academy of Pediatrics; Mark Wietecha, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Association; Ron Pollack, executive director,


To Kick Off National Poison Prevention Week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Introduces Bill to Prevent Liquid Nicotine Poisoning

| March 16, 2015 |

The Waterbury Observer Today, to kick off National Poison Prevention Week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act. Esty’s bill


Bolster federal funding on foster care

| March 14, 2015 |

Omaha Daily Herald By Bruce Lesley Nebraska’s progress on foster care (“Nebraska hits all 6 federal marks for protecting children — for the first


Citizenship Amendment an Attack on Children, Advocates Say

| March 11, 2015 |

Washington – United States Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) today offered an amendment that would deny U.S. citizenship to babies born in the United States,