Brady Praises House Passage of Legislation to Reauthorize Evidence-Based Home-Visiting Program

September 26, 2017

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the House passed the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824) – legislation to extend funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which is currently set to expire at the end of September 2017:

“For years the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program has promoted state and local solutions that improve the lives of low-income children and families. Today, the House took action to extend this important program so it can continue to help those living in at-risk communities across the country. I appreciate our Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman, Congressman Adrian Smith, for his leadership on this bill. I look forward to the Senate taking action so we can provide certainty to the thousands of families who rely on this program for help in the home.”

BACKGROUND:

The Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act specifically:

  • Reauthorizes the MIECHV program at current spending levels through fiscal year 2022
  • Requires states to demonstrate how MIECHV continues to improve the lives of families each year
  • Prioritizes home visiting resources for families and communities identified as most in need, while taking into account community resources to increase the likelihood of success
  • Strengthens and expands evidence-based home visiting through state, local, and private partnerships

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about H.R. 2824.

CLICK HERE to read witness testimony about the success of MIECHV.

SUBCOMMITTEE: Human Resources