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W&M Announces Markup of Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Families

June 12, 2017

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup
Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building
When: Wednesday, June 14, at 10:00 AM ET

Live stream available HERE.

The Committee will consider the following: 

Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act (H.R. 2742)
Sponsored by Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Danny Davis (D-IL)
Reduces the time it takes to place foster children across state lines with a family member, foster parent, or adoptive parent by requiring states to implement the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise (NEICE) system for exchanging information

Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act (H.R. 2857)
Sponsored by Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Judy Chu (D-CA)
Allows children to remain with a parent who is in a residential-based family substance abuse treatment facility

Partnership Grants to Strengthen Families Affected by Parental Substance Abuse Act (H.R. 2834)
Sponsored by Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Kristi Noem (R-SD)
Strengthens regional partnership grants to more effectively help communities address the impacts of substance abuse

Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act (H.R. 2866)
Sponsored by Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Reinforces flexibility in foster care licensing rules to place more children with relatives rather than with foster parents

Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act (H.R. 2847)
Sponsored by Reps. John Faso (R-NY) and Karen Bass (D-CA)
Maximizes the availability of support for older foster youth making the transition to adulthood by updating the Chafee Foster Care program

Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (H.R. 2842)
Sponsored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Danny Davis (D-IL)
Helps more people move from welfare to work by encouraging employer-led partnerships