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LEGISLATIVE ALERT

7/2/2008

Support the Fostering Connections to Success Act!

Call Your Senator on the Senate Finance Committee

After having passed the House, an important child welfare bill is now sitting on the desks of the Senate Finance Committee, and your Senator is on this committee!

ACTION REQUIRED

Call your Senator from the list below today and tell them to support the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307)!

H.R. 6307:

- Enacts significant reforms
- Is biparisan
- And its costs to the federal government are paid for by funding savings in other programs.

Call the Capitol Switchboard to be connected with your Senator!
U.S. Capitol Switchboard 1-800-828-0498

Senate Finance Committee

Democrats
Max Baucus, MT
John D. Rockefeller IV, WV
Kent Conrad, ND
Jeff Bingaman, NM
John F. Kerry, MA
Blanche L. Linclon, AR
Ron Wyden, OR
Charles E. Schumer, NY
Debbi A. Stabenow, MI
Maria Cantwell, WA
Ken Salazar, CO



Republicans
Chair Charles E. Grassley, IA , Ranking Member
Orrin G. Hatch, UT
Trent Lott, MS
Olympia J. Snowe, ME
Jon L. Kyl, AZ
Craig Thomas, WY
Gordon Smith, OR
Jim Bunning, KY
Mike Crapo, ID
Pat Robers, KS

MESSAGE

This bill is important for three key reasons:

- It enacts significant reforms
- It is bipartisan
- And its costs to the federal government are paid for by funding savings in other programs.

BACKGROUND

The Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307) is a comprehensive child welfare bill that is expected to:

- Extend support for kinship care
- Provide a state option to extend foster care to age 21
- Extend training to private agencies
- Provide tribes direct access to Title IV-E funds
- Require greater health planning for children in care
- Require greater coordination of on-going education for foster children
- Reauthorize the adoption incentives program

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