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Camp, Paulsen and Doggett Statements on Senate Passage of the Protect our Kids Act of 2012
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Washington, DC – Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Subcommittee on Human Resources Acting Chairman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Human Resources Ranking Member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) issued the following statements after the Senate passed the “Protect our Kids Act of 2012,” H.R. 6655, by unanimous consent. The legislation establishes a commission to study data on child fatalities from abuse and neglect, review current prevention methods and best practices, and evaluate the adequacy of current programs in order to recommend a comprehensive strategy to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect.
Chairman Camp stated, "Today the Senate took an important step to reduce child fatalities by approving the House-passed Protect our Kids Act of 2012, sending it to the President for his signature. This bill establishes a commission that will develop recommendations to reduce the number of child deaths from abuse and neglect, and I applaud my Senate colleagues who came together to pass this bill unanimously. I look forward to working with the President and House and Senate leaders who will select members of the commission so they can begin their important work as soon as possible."