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Here’s what Eric Cantor didn’t say

Child Abuse & Neglect
Children of Immigrants
Early Childhood
Federal Budget
Poverty & Family Economics
Tax Policy


By Bruce Lesley

Former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor did something in his Monday commentary (“Here’s what Congress needs to do in 2015“) most politicians never do: put children first. His observation that 8,053,000 children will be born during this Congress is a powerful reminder about the consequences of congressional action or inaction. Those consequences aren’t just measured in news cycles dominated, elections won, and legislatures controlled. They’re measured in children’s lives.

What’s missing from Congressman Cantor’s commentary is the sweeping range of issues before Congress with the potential to fundamentally impact America’s children. But, using data from the nonpartisan Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center, that’s a picture we can paint…

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