Strong Start HELP Letter Strong Start HELP LetterThis letter, sent to members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 13, 2014, urges them to vote to pass the Strong Start for America’s Children Act (S. 1697) out of committee with no significant changes. The letter outlines the numerous ways the bill would benefit children, why the federal government should invest in early education now, and important provisions of the legislation that should remain unchanged.