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Fact Sheet: Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

| October 6, 2017 |

Currently, over 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year with little to no support as they transition into adulthood. High-quality coordinated


Fact Sheet: The DREAM Act of 2017

| July 31, 2017 |

In a joint press conference on Thursday, July 20th Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the DREAM


Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2017

| July 25, 2017 |

Child poverty in the U.S. remains high, with nearly 1 in 5 children living below the poverty line in 2015. Children continue to disproportionately experience


Equal Opportunity for Residential Representation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1146)

| March 30, 2017 |

Each year millions of families in the U.S. are evicted from their homes and families with children are more likely to be evicted than


Fact Sheet: Using Federal Funding to Effectively Meet Local Needs for Homeless Youth

| March 14, 2017 |

The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017 gives communities the flexibility to use federal funding effectively and appropriately to meet local needs, and


Fact Sheet: The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017

| March 14, 2017 |

Homelessness jeopardizes the health and well-being of record numbers of children and youth, putting future generations at risk of adult homelessness. Communities need to


The Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017

| February 22, 2017 |

Nearly half of infants and toddlers in the U.S. are living in low-income families. This means that over 5 million young children are living in


The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY) of 2017

| February 14, 2017 |

View the fact sheet. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act), sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand


Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act

| June 27, 2016 |

The Family First Prevention Services Act is a bipartisan bill that reforms many of the federal child welfare financing mechanisms to help better support


Fact Sheet: Current federal legislation on child lead poisoning in the U.S.

| May 4, 2016 |

Several proposals before Congress have been introduced recently to address the nation’s widespread child lead poisoning epidemic following the tragic public health disaster in