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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,


Time Running Out to Save Home Visiting, 750+ Leaders Say

| March 3, 2015 |

Washington – The national Home Visiting Coalition today sent a letter with more than 750 signatories to congressional leadership, underscoring the urgent need for