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HOUSE PASSED: Bill to Protect Taxpayer Dollars, Pay for Home Visiting Program that Supports Families

September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act (H.R. 2792), legislation that offsets the costs of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, the evidence-based home visiting program reauthorized for five years by the House earlier this week. Applauding the passage of the legislation, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement:

“The legislation passed today reinforces the original intent of a law, signed under President Clinton, to help ensure our taxpayer dollars are going toward law-abiding Americans. By prohibiting wanted felons and parole violators from receiving monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, this bill saves millions of dollars to instead support a program that strengthens low-income families and the at-risk communities in which they live. I appreciate two of our Ways and Means Committee Members, Congresswoman Noem and Chairman Johnson, for spearheading this proposal. I look forward to the Senate’s action so we can protect Americans’ tax dollars and continue a program that improves thousands of lives.”