Smith Announces Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

March 8, 2017 — Hearing    — Press Releases   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program” on Wednesday, March 15, at 10:00 AM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. This hearing will examine a range of home visiting models, review how states operate and fund programs, and highlight how an evidence-based home visiting program can produce positive outcomes for children and families.

Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Smith said:

“Parents across the country give their all every day to ensure their children have the brightest future possible. To assist the most disadvantaged, states have partnered with the federal government to deliver voluntary home visiting services to families with young children. By using evidence to identify effective models, hard-working home visitors can now help struggling families improve their children’s health and development, reduce the likelihood of child abuse, and increase their financial independence through employment. Reviewing this program will help us learn more about what makes it successful compared to other efforts as we look toward reauthorization, as well as how we can best empower parents to provide a better life for their children.”

SUBCOMMITTEE: Human Resources