Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement after the President signed into law the “Protect our Kids Act of 2012,” H.R. 6655. The legislation, coauthored by Chairman Camp, establishes a commission to study data on child fatalities from abuse and neglect, to review current prevention methods and best practices, and to evaluate the adequacy of current programs in order to recommend a comprehensive strategy to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect.
“I want to thank the President for signing the Protect our Kids Act of 2012 into law, and I look forward to working with him and House and Senate leaders to select members of the commission created by this legislation. Once selected, they can begin their important work to reduce child deaths from abuse and neglect.”