Children's Monitor Online Archive
A Public Policy Update from the Child Welfare League of America

 
 
Vol. 24, Issue 20: 6/20/2011: Debt Ceiling Negotiations Intensify, Medicaid Not Off the Table Just Yet, Upcoming Audio Conference with Chairman Paul Ryan, Three Panels Discuss IV-B Reauthorization, Key Upcoming Dates,

Vol. 24, Issue 19: 6/13/2011: Rockefeller Announces Strong Democratic Support for Medicaid, Ways and Means Subcommittee Plans Hearing on IV-B Services, House Democrats Release Report on the Impact of Potential Medicaid Cuts, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 18: 6/6/2011: Moving Forward with Appropriations, House Cuts Food Assistance, Waiver Bill Passes House, Advocates Come Together to Discuss Educational Stability, Competitive Home Visiting Funding Announced, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 17: 5/31/2011: Senate Rejects Several Budget Proposals, Senator Stabenow Leads Effort for Increased Mental Health Funding, DOE, HHS Announce Early Learning Challenge Funds, Special Wednesday Budget Webcast This Week, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 16: 5/23/2011: HHS Releases its FY2011 Final Funding Levels, Senate Poised For Competing Budget Votes, Separate Title IV-E Waiver Bills Introduced in House and Senate, Promise Neighborhoods Legislation Introduced in the Senate, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 15: 5/16/2011: Attacks on Medicaid Continue, With Budget Stalled in Senate, House Moves Ahead, Keeping the Promise: Child Welfare and Adoption Advocates Unite, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 14: 5/9/2011: Budget Negotiations Occurring on Multiple Fronts, Fighting to Preserve the Medicaid Entitlement, Stark Reintroduces Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Marking Foster Care Month and Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, Maltreatment of Young Children: Risk and Response, ACF Issues Call for Child Welfare and Child Care to Strengthen Links, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 13: 4/18/2011: Final Budget for FY11 Approved, President Obama Issues Proposal, House Passes Damaging 2012 Budget Resolution, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 12: 4/11/2011: Shutdown Averted, House Budget Committee Approves FY2012 Budget, House Budget Committee Plan Makes Medicaid a Block Grant, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Senate Caucuses Focused on Children Are Seeking Members, Arkansas Supreme Court Ends Unmarried Parent Adoption Ban, Funding Opportunities Announced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 11: 4/3/2011: Budget Negotiations Intensify, Deep Cuts Expected, Taking the Hill: Advocacy Day Big Success, Budget Webcast Today: These Cuts Won’t Heal, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 11: 4/3/2011: Budget Negotiations Intensify, Deep Cuts Expected, Taking the Hill: Advocacy Day Big Success, Budget Webcast Today: These Cuts Won’t Heal, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 10: 3/21/2011: Budget Extended for Three Weeks, Cut $6 Billion, Congressional Recess This Week, Opportunity for Advocacy, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Report on State-Level Cuts to Mental Health Services, NGA Brief on Impact of Home Visiting, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 9: 3/14/2011: Budget Impasse Continues as March 18 Deadline Looms, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Child Welfare Waivers, Looming Budget Cuts Pose Real Threat to States, Energy and Commerce Continues Hearings on ACA, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 8: 3/7/2011: Obama Signs Short-Term CR, Senate Releases Budget Plan, Negotiations Continue, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Hosts Hearings on ACA, Senator Landrieu Reintroduces Foster Care Mentoring Act, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 7: 2/28/2011: Shut Down or Extend the Continuing Resolution?, These Cuts Won't Heal: Budget Webcast Today, Examining the House Budget Bill's Impact on Health Programs, James-Brown to Speak at Forum on Social Security and Children, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 6: 2/22/2011: House Passes 2011 Budget Plan Cutting More Than $100 Billion, President Obama Releases FY 2012 Budget, House Budget for 2011 Includes Defunding Health Care Law, CWLA Announces Campaign Strategy Webinar Series, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 5: 2/14/2011: A Message from CEO Christine James-Brown on Budget Campaign, HHS Issues RFP on Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models, Ensuring the Stability of Medicaid and CHIP, GAO Examines Health Coverage Status for Parents and Children, SNAP Reports Increase in Food Assistance, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 4: 2/7/2011: House Leaders Propose $40 Billion in Cuts, Memo Details Free Lunch for Foster & Kinship Children, Court Ruling Paves Way for Unsuccessful Senate Health Care Repeal Vote, Study Confirms Children's Health Coverage Still Needs Work, HHS Provides Grants to Support Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment, CWLA Hosts Education Forum in Philadelphia, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 3: 1/31/2011: President Calls on Congress to Protect the Vulnerable, House Schedules Vote on Continuing Resolution, CWLA Plans Webinar on Budget for Members, New Report Details Lack of Child-Only Health Insurance, CWLA Holds Convening on Education and Child Welfare, Register for CWLA National Conference, Attend Advocacy Day, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 24, Issue 2: 1/24/2011: House Passes Repeal of Health Care Law, CWLA Seeks Frontline Worker Input, Report Reveals Homelessness Increased in 2009, Early Learning Sign-On Letter Circulating, Register for CWLA National Conference, Attend Advocacy Day, Key Upcoming Dates,

Vol. 24, Issue 1: 1/10/2011: New Congress Convenes, Budget Battle Begins Anew, House Set to Approve Repeal of Health Care Law, Register for CWLA National Conference, Attend Advocacy Day, Key Upcoming Dates,

Vol. 23, Issue 37: 12/27/2010: 111th Congress Wraps Up, Congress Passes Another Continuing Resolution, Webinar Examines the Future of Child Welfare, CDC Reports Record Low Teen Birth Rate, New Report Shows More Working Families, Register for CWLA National Conference and Attend Advocacy Day, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 36: 12/20/2010: Congress Poised to Pass Two-Month CR, Budget Battle to Resume Early in 2011, Congress Approves President's Tax Cut Compromise, Health Care Law Faces First Bump in the Road, Congress Finishes CAPTA, President Signs Child Nutrition Legislation, New Child Maltreatment Report Released, Register for CWLA National Conference and Attend Advocacy Day, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 35: 12/13/2010: House Passes One-Year Continuing Resolution, TANF Extension Finally Clears Congress, CAPTA Passes the House, Returns to the Senate, New Chairmanships Set for 112th Congress, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 34: 12/6/2010: Congress Finishes Child Nutrition Legislation, CAPTA Advances in Senate Committee, Lame Duck Extends CR, Moves Closer to Budget Decisions, Fiscal Commission Releases Final Report, Work Continues to Develop Consensus Finance Reform Proposal, CWLA Seeks Frontline Worker Input, New GAO Report on Improving Children's Access to Dental Services, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 33: 11/22/2010: Lame Duck Takes Break, Will Return with Long To-Do List, Senate Subcommittee Examines State of the American Child, CWLA Seeks Frontline Worker Input, Capitol Hill Celebrates National Adoption Month, Family Unification Program Marks 20 Years, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 32: 11/15/2010: Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session, Congress Needs to Finish Appropriations Process, Fiscal Commission Releases Preliminary Recommendations, CWLA Conducts Election Review Webinar, Today Is Child Care Call-In Day, New American Human Development Index Released, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 31: 10/4/2010: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Adjourns Until After Elections, TANF Update, Child Welfare-Related Legislation Delayed, Partnership Continues Work on Child Welfare Finance Reform, New Legislation Encourages Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice, Administration Awards Funding for Pregnant, Parenting, and At-Risk Teens, Florida Adoption Ban Struck Down Again, Governor Signs AB 12 in California, CWLA is Moving!, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 30: 9/27/2010: CAPTA Reauthorization Introduced in the Senate, Congress Considers One-Year Extension of TANF, Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grants Awarded, HHS Proposes Regulations Aimed to Improve Head Start Quality, New Series of Briefings on Child Welfare Begins, Hill Briefing Focuses on Educational Stability for Foster Youth, GAO Study Examines Child Care, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 29: 9/20/2010: Reps. McDermott and Linder Introduce New Child Welfare Legislation, New Reports Show Rising Poverty and Substance Abuse, Congress Wrapped Up in Tax Negotiations, Social Security for All Generations Call-In Day A Success, Marking ACA's Six-Month Anniversary, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 28: 9/13/2010: Congress Returns for Brief Stint Before Elections, Call Congress Today: Social Security for All Generations Call-In Day, Sign on to Support Increased Funding for Child Care & Early Learning, Effort to Insure Eligible Children Continues, Deadline Nearing for Statewide Needs Assessments, Positive Trends from Updated Child Maltreatment Data, New Study on Children Living in Poverty, Family Unification Awardees Announced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 27: 8/9/2010: Senate Breaks Impasse and Passes FMAP Extension, Major Proposal for Child Welfare Finance Reform Released, Senate Committee Releases Numbers on Appropriations for FY 2011, Senate Passes Child Nutrition, New HHS Initiative to Promote Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment, National Call-In Day to Protect Social Security for All Generations, HUD Awards Vouchers to Keep Families Together, Funding Announcements for PREP and Abstinence Funding, Upcoming Webinars for Tribes on Fostering Connections, Congress, Monitor Both on Recess, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 26: 8/2/2010: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Labor-H Funding Bill, Legislation Advances to Use Internet Gambling Revenue for Child Welfare, House Subcommittee Panel Discusses Title IV-E Waivers, HHS Solicits Comments of Evidence of Effectiveness, Data Systems, NIH Announces Appointment of Alan Guttmacher as Director of NICHD, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 25: 7/26/2010: Aid Enacted for Unemployed, But Not for States, House Subcommittee Prioritizes Child Care and Early Learning, Child Welfare Data & Technology Conference, HHS Announces $88 Million for Home Visiting Programs, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 24: 7/19/2010: Berwick Takes Helm at CMS, Fostering Connections Guidance Released, Committee Approves Child Nutrition Legislation, First Focus Releases Annual Children's Budget, New Funding Available Under Health Reform Law, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 23: 7/6/2010: CWLA Urges Deficit Commission Not to Harm Most Vulnerable, July 1, Important Date for Health Reform Implementation, New Study on Persistent Child Poverty, House Committee Examines Child Nutrition, New Guide for Assisting Haitian Children and Families, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 22: 6/28/2010: Senate Fails to Pass FMAP Again, House Plans to Proceed with FY2011 Budget, Senate Confirms HHS Nominations, Announcement of Funds for Child & Family Programs, New Website Promotes Advocacy, Action, Correction, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 21: 6/21/2010: Senate Continues to Ponder Cuts to Emergency Relief, Home Visiting Webcast Provides Details on Initial Funding Announcement, House Subcommittee Evaluates Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on State Parent Locator Service, Sign-On to Support Child Care and Early Learning, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 20: 6/14/2010: Congress Still Struggling to Deliver Relief for the Vulnerable, HELP Committee Examines 'State of the American Child', First National Reunification Day Set for June 19, HHS Announces Funds for Child and Family Programs, Interagency Working Group Promotes Youth Services Strategy, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 19: 6/1/2010: Congress Struggles with FMAP Extension, Hearing on Early Childhood Education Focuses on Expanding Child Care, New Study on Building Strong Families Recommends Better Approach, Access, ARRA Expenditures Report Details Child Welfare Spending, Health Care Reform: Examining High Risk Pools and Medicaid Expansion, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 18: 5/24/2010: New Push for FMAP and TANF Extensions, Implementing the Fostering Connections Act Picks Up, New Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Holds Briefings, FY 2011 Budget and Appropriations Stagnant, Support Tax for Children and Families, Supreme Court Eliminates Life Sentences for Some Youth, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 17: 5/17/2010: Effort to Extend FMAP Increase Grows, Lincoln, Kennedy Introduce Bill for Child Welfare Workforce Study, Internet Gambling Bill Could Boost Child Welfare Finance Reform, Progress on Grants for Home Visiting Program, Congressional Briefing on Best Practice in Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruitment, New Research Shows Lasting Problems from Poor Child Care, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 16: 5/10/2010: Grants Available for Promise Neighborhoods, Fate of FY 2011 Budget Resolution Still Uncertain, Obey Retirement Means New Appropriations Chair in 2011, Congress Seeks Clarification of Mental Health Parity Rules, Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Day, GAO Reports on Decline in Child Care Subsidies, Help VFA Launch Adoptive Family Portrait Project, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 15: 5/3/2010: President Kicks Off Foster Care Month, Hearing Examines Foster Care Education Needs, Act for Early Learning in Honor of Mothers, IRS Shares Guidance on Health Care Coverage, 5th Annual Awareness Day Promotes Children's Mental Health, SAMHSA Seeks Applications for Project LAUNCH Grants, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 14: 4/26/2010: House Committee Holds Hearing on Reforming Juvenile Justice, Senate Begins Work on FY 2011 Budget Resolution, House Subcommittee Focuses on Role of Education in TANF, Administration Begins Listening Sessions on Early Childhood Education, Arkansas Court Strikes Ban on Adoptions, Report Details State Child Care Efforts with ARRA Funds, Implementing Health Reform, Dr. Donald Berwick Nominated to Head CMS, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 13: 4/19/2010: White House Conference Campaign Continues, Children's Memorial Flag Day Is April 23, Teen Birthrate on the Decline, HHS Adds New Regional Directors, Education and Children in Care, Appropriations May Proceed Without Budget Resolution, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 12: 4/12/2010: Congress Returns for Spring Stretch, Kinship-Guardianship Assistance Programs Now in 15 States, ACF Issues Guidance on Criminal Records Check for Foster Parents, Significant Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Sign-On Letter for Medicaid Services Restoration, New Health Reform Law Saves Arizona's CHIP Program, National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System Report Released, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 11: 3/29/2010: Universal Health Care Becomes Law of the Land, Key Children's Provisions, Home Visitation Receives Significant Funding, House Passes TANF Funds with Jobs Package, Senators Seek Expert Testimony on Education Experiences of Youth in Care, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 10: 3/22/2010: Health Reform in the Final Stretch, Representatives Introduce Bill for Medicaid Rehab and TCM Services, Senate Hearing on Foster Care in DC, Action on Access to Healthy Food for Foster Children, Low-Income Families, Reauthorization Discussion on Elementary and Secondary Education Act Begins, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 9: 3/15/2010: Senate Moves Second Jobs Bill with Medicaid Relief, Health Care Reform Debate Continues, House Subcommittee Reviews TANF Block Grant, Capitol Hill Briefing on Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Help Make Sure Every Child Is Counted in the Census, CWLA Technology Transition May Affect Monitor, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 8: 3/8/2010: Possible Way Forward on Health Care, CHIPRA Guidance from CMS Affects FMAP, Early Learning Fund Could Benefit From Health Care Enactment, Congress Moves on Jobs and Safety Net Support, CWLA Joins Effort to Push Juvenile Justice, House Holds Hearing on Federal Child Nutrition Programs, Sparks Confirmed for Administration for Native Americans at HHS, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 7: 3/1/2010: March Forth for Child Care & Head Start: Action Alert, HHS Replaces 2008 Guidance on Kinship/Guardianship Care, Sebelius Awards $100 Million to 10 States, Second Jobs Bill May Include Medicaid Relief, Raising Dental Health Awareness, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 6: 2/22/2010: Bryan Samuels Approved for ACYF, Two New Reports Raise Concerns About Medicaid, HHS, Education Department Leaders Brief National Organizations, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 5: 2/8/2010: President's Proposed Budget Boosts Child Care, Continues Medicaid Relief, First Lady Set to Unveil Childhood Obesity Initiative, CWLA Asks Senate to Approve Bryan Samuels for ACYF Position, Fourth National Incidence Study Shows Overall Decrease in Maltreatment, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 4: 2/1/2010: CWLA Goes to Capitol Hill Calling for Action on Health Care, President Calls for Significant Increase in Child Care, CWLA Honors Senator Kennedy with Lifetime Legacy Award, CWLA's 2010 State Fact Sheets Posted, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 3: 1/26/2010: President to Deliver First State of the Union Wednesday, Way Forward on Health Care Varied and Uncertain, CWLA's 2010 State Fact Sheets Posted, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 2: 1/18/2010: Resources to Support the People of Haiti, HHS Responds to Concerns, Revises Kinship Guidance, Health Care Negotiations Continue, CWLA's 2010 National Conference Set For Next Week!, House Back Last Week, Senate Back This Week, Stabenow Letter Garners Support from 20 Senators, SSI Changes Rule to Benefit Disabled Youth Leaving Foster Care, New Study Documents Pressure of Care Costs on Families, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 23, Issue 1: 1/11/2010: Health Care Costs Slowed By Recession But Still Increasing, Health Care Talks Restart at Highest Levels, Senator Stabenow Circulates Letter for Therapeutic Foster Care Medicaid Coverage, Still Time to Register for CWLA's 2010 National Conference!, Three States Approved For Kinship-Guardianship Option, 11 More Pending, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 46: 12/21/2009: Senate Establishes Foster Care Caucus, California Delegation Circulates Letter to Clarify Kinship/Guardianship Option, Senate Still Working on 60 Votes, Final Omnibus Complete HHS FY 2010 Budget, House Sends Over Jobs Bill with State Fiscal Relief for January Action, Senate Judiciary Approves Juvenile Justice Legislation, CWLA's 2010 National Conference: Register and Attend Advocacy Day!, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 45: 12/14/2009: Assistant Secretary Nazario Caps Off CWLA-Casey Roundtables, Senate Negotiations on Health Reform Include Possible Deal to Reach 60, Small Omnibus Appropriations Bill Will Complete FY 2010 Budget Action, Child Welfare Workforce Legislation Introduced, January Jobs Bill Could Include State Relief, New Legislation Would Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Schools, CWLA's 2010 National Conference: Register and Attend Advocacy Day!, Combined Federal Campaign Ends Tuesday, December 15, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 44: 12/7/2009: Senate Begins Debate on Health Reform, New Bills Address Education of Foster and Homeless Children, GAO Examines Evaluation Methods, Juvenile Justice Legislation Advances, Celebrating National Adoption Day's 10th Anniversary, Medicaid FMAP Rates for FY 2011 Published, SAMHSA Administrator Confirmed, Combined Federal Campaign Ends December 15, Register for CWLA's 2010 National Conference!, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 43: 11/23/2009: Senate Health Reform Bill Released; Debate Expected to Begin, Medicaid Rehab Rule Withdrawn, Congressional Baby Caucus Event, CWLA's 2010 National Conference Program Available Online, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 42: 11/16/2009: Large Step Forward as House Passes Health Reform Bill, CWLA's 2010 National Conference: Attend Advocacy Day!, Senate May Stay In Session Near Thanksgiving, House May Work to Christmas Eve, Supreme Court Hears Case of Juveniles Offenders, Nearly 200 Groups Sign Up in Support of CAPTA, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 41: 11/9/2009: House Moves First on Health Reform, House Health Reform Impacts Vulnerable Children and Families, Groups Can Sign Up In Support of CAPTA, House Committee Responds to Families in Crisis, CMS Provides Guidance on Parity Provisions of New CHIP Law, Register for CWLA’s 2010 National Conference and Attend Advocacy Day!, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 39: 10/26/2009: Examining Home Visiting's Effect on Domestic Violence, Grading Legal Representation for Children in Foster Care, Senate Finance Maintains Home Visiting, Report Says 'We Can Do Better', Congress Passes Reauthorization of Ryan White Act, Samuels Awaiting Finance Committee Approval, Focusing On Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Appropriation Bills Likely to Pass as Omnibus Bill, Register for CWLA's 2010 National Conference and Attend Advocacy Day!, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 38: 10/19/2009: Samuels Makes it Through Finance Committee, Senate Finance Approves Health Reform Bill, Parity Regulations Delayed until January 2010, Pamela Hyde Nominated as SAMHSA Administrator, Congress Likely to Stay Deep into December, Appropriations Delayed, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 37: 10/12/2009: Finance Committee Health Bill Shows Budget Surplus, Brookings Releases New Preventing Child Maltreatment, HUD Announces Grants for Child Welfare Families and Youth Aging Out, Views Differ on Safety Net Response During the Great Recession, Samuels Hearing Delayed Again, Congress Continues Work on Appropriations, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 36: 10/5/2009: ACF Letter to State Organizations Limits Kinship Option on Fostering Connections, Senate Finance May Vote on Health Reform This Week, HHS Announces Fostering Connections Family Connections Grants, HHS Announces Tribal Title IV-E Planning Grants, Samuels Hearing Delayed to This Thursday, CHIP and Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment Grants Announced, Child Care Survey Shows Little Progress, but ARRA Funds Protecting Services, Davis Set to Reintroduce the Children's Budget Act, Congress Preparing For Long Fall Session, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 35: 9/28/2009: Senate Approves Carmen Nazario as Head of Administration for Children and Families, Senate Finance Begins Markup of Health Reform; Therapeutic Foster Care Added, Georgetown Public Policy Institute Presents the Family Impact Seminar, Children's Bureau Announces Renewal of CWLA as National Resource Center, Appropriations Update: Continuing Resolution Likely, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 34: 9/21/2009: CWLA Testifies on Fostering Connections To Success Act, Chairman Releases Senate Finance Mark; Committee to Begin Markup, Finance Mark Includes Home Visiting, HHS Gives $35 Million in Adoption Incentives Funds to 38 States, GAO Releases Report on Prevention and EPSDT, Early Learning Fund Bill Passes House, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 33: 9/14/2009: Health Care Debate Picks Up Speed, Miller Early Learning Fund Bill on House Floor, Supporters Urged To Call, Ways and Means Committee To Hold Fostering Connections Oversight Hearing, Fewer Uninsured Children, but Overall Uninsured and Poverty Numbers Increase, Harkin to Chair Senate HELP Committee, Securing Housing Services for Youth in Transition, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 32: 9/8/2009: Busy Fall for Congress, Could Run Late Into Year, New Guidance Policies on Adoptions Based on Fostering Connections, Lawmakers Return, Health Reform Tops Agenda, President Obama to Address Joint Session of Congress on Health Reform, Home Visiting Update, Letters Give CHIP Guidance, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 31: 8/17/2009: Health Reform Resources Posted Online--Get Engaged!, Carmen Nazario, Other Nominations Wait Until Senate Returns, Letter Supporting Early Learning Fund Welcomes Local Organizations, Calling Former Foster Youth to Support White House Conference, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, See You in September, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 30: 8/10/2009: Health Reform Takes Priority in Recess Discussions, APA Releases Mental Health, Addiction Parity Guide for Employers, On the Line with CWLA Highlights Home Visiting, Letter Supporting Early Learning Fund Welcomes Local Organizations, FY 2010 Appropriations Status, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, New Report on TANF from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Webinar Explores Fostering Connections Act's Impact on Older Youth, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 29: 8/3/2009: House Finishes FY 2010 Appropriations On Deadline, Health Reform to Wait Until After Recess, Therapeutic Foster Care Amendment Added to House Health Reform Bill, Rhode Island Approved for Kinship-Guardianship Option, More Pending, Webinar Explores Fostering Connections Act's Impact on Older Youth, Study Reaffirms Mental Health Needs for Transitioning Youth, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 28: 7/27/2009: Two House Committees Approve Health Reform Bill, Senate Vote on Health Reform Delayed until After Recess, House Takes Up Labor-HHS Appropriations, Early Learning Fund Bill Passes House Committee, Olivia Golden Presents New Book on Child Welfare Reform, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 27: 7/20/2009: Health Reform: House, Senate HELP Committee Move Forward, White House Issues 2009 Children's Report: Child Poverty Increases, Carmen Nazario Moves Closer to Final Approval for HHS Post, Home Visiting Update, Baby Caucus Holds First Briefing, House On Schedule to Debate Labor-HHS Bill This Week, Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Youth PROMISE Act, Congressional Briefing Focuses on Post-Adoption Services, Landrieu Hosts Roundtable on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 26: 7/13/2009: Negotiations on Health Reform Intensify, Home Visiting Update, HHS Releases Initial CHIP Outreach Funds, Seven Plan to Extend Kinship-Guardianship Option, Briefing Examines Economic Costs of Child Poverty, Congress Picks Up Pace on Appropriations, CWLA Continues Survey on Prevention, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

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Vol. 22, Issue 25: 6/29/2009: Tri-Committee Discussion Draft Includes Home Visiting Legislation, Samuels Chosen as ACYF Commissioner, Committees Work on Health Reform, with October Target, Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare, $6 Billion of CHIP Funds Released, Appropriations Update, CWLA Posts White House Conference Survey on Prevention, Letter Clarifies Medicaid, CHIP Provisions of Recovery Package, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 24: 6/22/2009: CWLA Posts White House Conference Survey on Prevention, HHS Releases Study of National Child Abuse Registry, More Home Visiting Legislation Introduced, HELP Committee Begins Health Care Debate, Finance Committee Delays, House Committee Release Draft Health Plan, Former Senators Release Bipartisan Health Reform Proposal, Cosponsors Needed on Bill to Protect Medicaid Rehab and TCM Services, Appropriations Update, House Education and Labor Gets New Ranking Member, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 23: 6/15/2009: Key Committee Hearing on Home Visiting, Health Reform Progressing: More Details, Some Legislative Language, Senator Stabenow Reintroduces Bill for Medicaid Rehab and TCM Services, Appropriations Update: New Allocations Released, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 22: 6/8/2009: Home Visiting Legislation Introduced, Hearing Set, HELP Committee Releases More Details of Health Reform Plan, Bill Reintroduced to Help Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness, Cindy Mann Appointed to Key CMS Position, Symposium Highlights Convention on the Rights of the Child, House Acts on Federal Employee Family Leave Bill, Appropriations Update, Forum Considers Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress, Correction,

Vol. 22, Issue 21: 6/1/2009: Congress Returns for Summer Sprint, Examining Appropriations, Congressional Committees to Debate Health Reform, CWLA Submits Comments on Medicaid TCM Regulation, HHS Announces Tribal Consultation on Head Start, HHS Issues Interim Final Rule on Use of TANF Carry-Over Funds, $75 Million Available to States to Expand Health Insurance Coverage, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 20: 5/26/2009: Congress Examines Abusive and Deadly Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools, Deadline Approaches for Comment on Rescinding Medicaid TCM Regulation, Capitol Hill Gets Updates on the National Children's Study, New Report Covers Latino Youth in the Justice System, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 19: 5/18/2009: Administration Releases Complete Details on Budget, Budget Proposes Community-Based Innovation, CWLA Submits Comments on New Tribal Title IV-E, CWLA Shares Recommendations for Health Reform, Strengthening Communities Fund Offers Capacity-Building Grants, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 18: 5/11/2009: Carmen Nazario to Lead Administration for Children and Families, Obama FY 2010 Budget Hopeful for Child Welfare, Mandatory Funding for Home Visiting Included in Budget, Spending Plans for Health Reform and Medicaid, Kinship Navigator and Other Fostering Connections Grants Posted, HHS Seeks to Partially Rescind Medicaid TCM Regulation, Request for Information on Parity Law, The Path to Juvenile Justice Reform, Senator Landrieu Introduces Mentoring Legislation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 17: 5/4/2009: Sebelius Becomes 21st HHS Secretary, Landrieu Reintroduces Legislation to Hold White House Conference on Children and Youth, Add Your Support to Loan Forgiveness Letter---Deadline is May 5, Budget Resolutions Adopted, Appropriations Begin, Senate Finance Continues Efforts from Health Reform Roundtables, NSDUH Report on Children Living with Substance-Dependent or Substance-Abusing Parents, Child Care Advocates Plan Mother's Day Greetings for First Lady, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 16: 4/27/2009: Sebelius Approved by Senate Finance Committee, Vote Set For Tuesday, HHS Posts States' FMAP and IV-E Rates under Recovery Package, Budget Resolutions Should Be Settled Quickly, CWLA Weighs In on Home Visiting, Baucus and Kennedy Aim for June Health Reform Markup, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7, Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act Information Update, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 15: 4/20/2009: Congress Returns for Busy Spring, Budget Resolutions, Kathleen Sebelius for HHS Secretary, Congress to Continue Health Reform Discussions, New Child Abuse Data Shows Decline, with a Footnote, Web-based Conference Call on ARRA Stimulus Funding for Housing in Child Welfare, More ARRA Stimulus: TANF, More ARRA Stimulus: Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7, On the Line with CWLA: Economic Impact on Public Agencies, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 14: 4/6/2009: Kathleen Sebelius More Likely to Be New HHS Secretary, Kennedy Serve America Act Speeds Way to President, Congress Takes Next Step on Budget Resolution and Reconciliation, Funds for Housing Assistance in the Stimulus Package, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 13: 3/30/2009: HHS Releases Guidance on Medicaid Funds from Recovery Package, House, Senate Work on Their Own Budget Resolutions, Senate Approves National Service Bill, House-Senate Conference Meeting Next, Key Senators Reintroduce Juvenile Justice Legislation, HHS Secretary Last Position to Be Filled, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 12: 3/23/2009: First Six Months of IV-E Stimulus Funds Released to States, ARRA IV-E Funds Could Help in Implementing Fostering Connections Act, National Service Expansion Advances, Teen Pregnancy Rate Increases, Congressional Leaders Likely to Unveil Budget Resolution this Week, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 11: 3/16/2009: 2009 Budget Completed, Recovery Funds Start to Flow, Key House, Senate Leaders Emphasize Coordination on Health Care Goals, Request for Comments Issued for Tribal Provisions of Fostering Connections, Budget for 2010 and Beyond Takes Center Stage, Hearings Examine National Service Expansion, Guide on Public Policy for Infants and Toddlers Released, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 10: 3/9/2009: Sebelius Nominated to Become HHS Secretary, DeParle to Head Office of Health Reform, HHS Provides Link to State-by State Release of First Medicaid Funds, Congressional Committees Begin FY 2010 Budget Process, Senate Debates Completion of 2009 Budget, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 9: 3/2/2009: Advocacy Day a Success, President Follows Address to Congress with FY 2010 Budget Outline, Congress Works to Finish 2009 Budget, State Reductions in Foster Care Payments, Adoption Assistance Could Reduce Funding from Stimulus, President Releases FMAP Funding, House Passes Bill to Stop Child Abuse in Teen Residential Programs, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 8: 2/23/2009: Call Tuesday in Support of White House Conference, One Year Later, Significant Progress on Child Welfare Legislation, Child Trends Updates State Child Welfare Spending, Recovery Package and Child Welfare, President to Release Budget Outline, Address Congress, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 7: 2/16/2009: Final Recovery Package Increases Federal Match for Medicaid, Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, Medicaid Regs Addressed in Recovery Package, as Well as FMAP, Reps. McDermott, Davis to Speak at Advocacy Day, Child Abuse Legislation Passes Committee, Reintroduction of the Education Begins at Home Act, New Resources for Fostering Connections Act, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 6: 2/9/2009: President Signs CHIP Expansion, Rescinds 2007 CHIP Directive, Debate Over Economic Recovery Legislation Continues Across Washington, Update on Health Provisions in Economic Recovery Package, Tax Benefits for Children and Families Posted by State, Rest of 2009 Budget, Future 2010 Budget Yet to Come, Direction of HHS Uncertain, McDermott, Other Key Leaders to Be Recognized on Advocacy Day, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 5: 2/2/2009: CHIP Passes Senate, Economic Recovery: House Passes Bill, Senate Committees Act, SSBG Gets Senate Support, Update on Health Provisions in Economic Recovery Package, Budget Office Projects $800 Million More in Title IV-E, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Calculates State Help, Senate Finance May Move on Daschle as HHS Secretary, New Solicitation of Comments on Tribal Regulations to Be Reissued, Visit Capitol Hill on Advocacy Day, February 24, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 4: 1/26/2009: White House Conference Bill Reintroduced, House Committees Vote on Recovery Package, Title IV-E Included, Economic Recovery Package Includes Health Care Assistance, State Budget Help Provided from Many Directions, Help for Unemployed Could Serve Dual Purpose, Job Creation Focuses on Infrastructure, House Tax Provisions Aimed at Individuals, Families, SCHIP Moving Forward, New Administration, New Capitol Visitors Center: Take a Round Trip Bus Ride to Capitol Hill on Advocacy Day, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 3: 1/20/2009: Congratulations President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Recovery Package Likely to Be $825 Billion, Bond, Murray, Clinton Introduce Home Visiting, School Readiness Bills, CHIP Passes Full House, Considered by Senate Finance Committee, Fostering Connections to Success Could Bring Dollars to States, Committees Take Shape, Confirmations Continue, New Administration, New Capitol Visitors Center: Take a Round Trip Bus Ride to Capitol Hill on Advocacy Day, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 2: 1/12/2009: First Action Expected on Economic Recovery Legislation this Week, Health Care High on Congress's Agenda, Confirmation Hearings Begin with Daschle, Teen Birth Rate Increases for First Time in 14 Years, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Reminders, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 22, Issue 1: 1/5/2009: HHS Issues Guidance to States on Fostering Connections to Success Act, Back to Work on Economic Recovery Package, 111th Congress Back for Long Haul, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Reminders, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 47: 12/22/2008: Happy Holidays!, Recovery Package Discussion Continues, SSBG Coalition Calls for $2.8 Billion as Part of Recovery Package, Report Examines Impact of Recession on Health Safety Net Programs, Key House Committee Taking Shape, Advocacy Day February 24, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join the Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, Sign Up to Receive CWLA's Legislative Alerts, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 46: 12/15/2008: Obama Health Team to Include Daschle at HHS, Health Care High on Next Year's Agenda, HHS Issues Instruction for Tribes, Update on Foster Care to 21, Advocacy Day Provides Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, Holiday Blues: The Impact on Children and Families--This Week On the Line with CWLA, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 45: 12/8/2008: Governors Request $40 Billion for Medicaid, Orszag Chosen to Head OMB, Fiscal Year HHS Spending Still Needs Completion by New Congress, Fostering Connection Act Update: Request to Tribes, Foster Care to 21, CWLA Posts Summaries of New Parity Law, Medicaid Services Restoration Act, Youth Violence Prevention Summit Held on Capitol Hill, Advocacy Day Provides Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 44: 11/24/2008: Special Notice, Tom Daschle to Head HHS, Waxman to Chair House Energy, Commerce Committee, CWLA Posts Resources for Fostering Connection Act, National Governors Association Webcast on Fostering Connections, Stimulus with FMAP Will Have to Wait for New President and Congress, CWLA's Spears Addresses Senate Staff on Child Health and CRC, Capitol Hill Stars Come Out for Celebration of Fostering Connections Act, Possible January Finish to 2009 Appropriations, Senate Lays Groundwork for Health Care Reform, Advocacy Day Will Provide Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 43: 11/17/2008: Discussions Begin on Health Care Reform, SCHIP a Top Priority, Congress Returns, Maybe, Possible Stimulus Package Could Include FMAP Increase, Capitol Hill Celebration of Fostering Connections Act Set for November 19, Final Numbers on Congress Not Yet Certain, Advocacy Day Will Provide Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 42: 11/10/2008: CWLA Congratulates President-Elect Obama and Looks Forward to New Administration, CWLA Sends Transition Paper to President-Elect Obama, Capitol Hill Celebration of Fostering Connections Act Set for November 19, New Congress Will Experience Changes, Advocacy Day Will Provide Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 41: 11/3/2008: Election Day Is Here!, Ways and Means Faces Major Changes Regardless of Election, Ways and Means Hears Testimony on Second Stimulus Package, Advocacy Day Provides Chance to Talk to New Congress, Administration, Child Welfare in the New Administration, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 40: 10/27/2008: Learn the Presidential Candidates' Stances on Child Welfare Before You Head to the Polls, Support Grows for Stimulus Package, FMAP Increase Still Possible, Advocacy Day Will Provide Chance to Talk to New Congress and Administration, Nebraska to Consider Limits to Safe Haven Law, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 39: 10/20/2008: Lame-Duck Session to Address Stimulus, Including Relief for States, Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Protect Medicaid for Vulnerable Populations, Budget by the Numbers: Larger Deficits Face Next President, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 38: 10/13/2008: President Signs Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act into Law, Parity Signed into Law, CWLA Signs on to Agenda for Quality Child Care, Congress Might Not Be Finished for Year, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 37: 10/6/2008: Next Steps on Child Welfare Bill, Congress Approves CR Providing Funding Until March 6, 2009, Parity Added to Financial Bailout Plan, Chances of FMAP Increase Dwindle, Congress May Not Be Finished for Year, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 36: 9/29/2008: Historic Child Welfare Legislation Sent to President, Congress Works on Appropriations Funding Bill Through Next March, Parity Passes House and Senate, Moves Another Step Closer to Victory, House Briefing on Immigration Raids Effect on Children, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 35: 9/22/2008: Historic Child Welfare Legislation Moves to Senate, Congress Considers Returning After Election, Temporary FMAP Increase Still Possible as Part of Second Stimulus Package, Trying to Get Mental Health and Addiction Parity Across the Finish Line, House Subcommittee Examines Issue of Youth Serving Life Without Parole, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 34: 9/15/2008: Senate Approves Child Welfare Bill, Congress Back with More Talk of Post-Election Session, No More SCHIP Votes for 110th Congress, A Conversation on Child Welfare Issues, New Policy Agenda for Candidates and Congress, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, Let Congress Know of Your Support, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 33: 9/8/2008: Congress Returns for Planned Finale, Census Bureau Numbers Show More Children in Poverty, Basics of the Most Significant Child Welfare Bill in a Decade, New Child Welfare Outcomes Report Released, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 32: 8/25/2008: Special Announcement, CMS Says It Won't Take Compliance Action on August 17 SCHIP Directive, Why Congress May Be Close to the Most Significant Child Welfare Bill in a Decade, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 31: 8/18/2008: Progress on Bill to Create White House Conference, CMS Issues Guidance on TCM Moratorium; Baucus, Dingell Respond, CWLA Conference on Data and Technology in Child Welfare, CWLA Symposium on Multisystems Integration, New Poll Shows Strong Support for Child Care, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 30: 8/11/2008: Congress on Recess Until After Political Conventions, Update on Mental Health and Addiction Parity, August 17 SCHIP Directive Not Yet Remedied, CWLA Testimony on Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 29: 8/4/2008: Senate Finance Committee Postpones Adoption of Child Welfare Bill, Higher Education Act Reauthorized with New Loan Forgiveness Included, Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Strong Juvenile Justice Legislation, Stark and Becerra Introduce Bill to Protect Immigrant Foster Children, House Subcommittee Examines Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 28: 7/28/2008: Senate Child Welfare Bill Still In Development, Call-In Day Today!, CWLA Holds Hill Briefings on White House Conference, Temporary FMAP Increase May Be Part of Second Stimulus Package, Congress Still Attempting to Address August 17 SCHIP Directive, CWLA Addresses Briefing on Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 27: 7/21/2008: CWLA Holds Hill Briefings on White House Conference, Panel Examines New Safety Net for Low-Income Families, Briefing Addresses Children in the Federal Budget, Health Hearings on the Hill, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 26: 7/14/2008: Senate Committee Increases PSSF by $10 Million, House Leadership Indicates a September Finish, CWLA Schedules Briefing on White House Conference for July 21, Briefing Addresses Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Teen Pregnancy, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 25: 7/7/2008: Congress Returns for Final Summer Push, Significant Victory with TCM, Rehab Moratorium, Senate Begins Discussion of CAPTA Reauthorization, Appropriations Short Circuit, Post Election Decisions Likely, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 24: 6/30/2008: House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Extend Kinship, Foster Care, TCM, Rehab Moratorium Clear Senate, Boot Camp Bill Passes House, GAO Report and Legislation to Help Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness, Parity Agreement Reached, But Paying for It Remains an Issue, Senate, House Take Steps on Labor-HHS Appropriations, On the Line with CWLA, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 23: 6/23/2008: McDermott-Weller Child Welfare Bill Introduced, Speaker, Urban-Rural Caucus Hear from James-Brown, Other Child Welfare Advocates, House War Supplemental Passes with Delays on Medicaid Regs, White House Signals Support, Home Visiting Bill Passes Education-Labor Committee, Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Legislation Introduced, Briefing Focuses on Family Treatment, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 22: 6/16/2008: Education Begins at Home Act Focus Of House Hearing, Discussion Continues on Supplemental Appropriations; Strong Support for Continuing Medicaid Regs Moratorium, House Subcommittee Examines Best Practices in Addressing Gangs, SSBG Cuts in New Administration Proposal, Kids Count Briefing a Map for Juvenile Justice Reform, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 21: 6/9/2008: New Research, CWLA Briefing Supports Kinship Legislation, Grassley Works to Build Support on Kinship Bills, Supplemental Appropriations Stumbles as House Leaders Consider Removing Some Medicaid Moratoria, Briefing Set for MEPA Report, Budget Resolution Passes, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 20: 6/2/2008: Strong Votes Provide Momentum for Medicaid Moratorium, CWLA Joins in Calls for MEPA Reform, Grassley Holds Press Conference on Kinship Care-Adoption Bill, Congress Returns for Two Budget Debates, Celebration Honors Brazelton, House Parity Compromise Deletes DSM-IV Provision, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 19: 5/19/2008: Special Note, Kinship Care Support Grows, Grassley to Introduce Bill, Update on Medicaid Rules Moratorium, House Committee Passes Boot Camp Legislation, House Holds Hearing on SCHIP Directive, Budget Update: Supplemental Slows, Budget Resolution Progresses, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 18: 5/12/2008: Medicaid Rules Moratorium Included in War Supplemental, but Consideration Delayed, Supplemental Debate Continues This Week, Subcommittee Examines Prescribed Psychotropic Medications for Foster Children, GrandRally Draws Grandparents, Relatives, Kids to Capitol Hill, Casey Introduces Major Child Care Legislation, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 17: 5/5/2008: Medicaid Bill Hits Obstacle in Senate; Other Vehicles Considered, GrandRally, May 7: A Time To Support Grandparents and Other Relatives, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 8, Clinton Introduces Child Welfare Workforce Improvement Act, Higher Education Reauthorization Talks Continue While Law Extended, Budget Deal Close, but War Supplemental Still Debated, New Report on State Secrecy and Child Deaths, CWLA Radio, Speaking for America's Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 16: 4/28/2008: House Passes Medicaid Rules Bill with Veto-Proof Majority, Rockfeller, Snowe Urge Administration to Rescind SCHIP August 17 Directive, Miller Introduces Bill to Address Bootcamps, Budget and Supplemental Spending Still Hanging, Child Abuse Registry Requirements Being Studied, GrandRally a Time to Support Grandparents and Other Relatives, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 8, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 15: 4/21/2008: Clinton and Obama Join White House Conference Legislation, House Committee Passes Medicaid Rules Bill 46-0; Administration Hints at Veto, Courtney Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with Resolution, Capitol Hill Briefing on Indian Child Welfare Issues, CWLA Joins Catholic Charities in Briefing on Youth and Poverty, CWLA Supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 8, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 14: 4/14/2008: House Bill to Stop Medicaid Regulations Moves Forward, Senate Hearing on SCHIP Directive; Medicaid Chief Leaving, Juvenile Justice Briefings on the Hill, ACF, CDC Release Infant Maltreatment Study, 2006 Child Maltreatment Report Released, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 13: 4/7/2008: Fly the Flag for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Momentum Builds on House Medicaid Rules Bill, Home-Visiting Coalition Sponsors EBAH Briefings, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 12: 3/31/2008: Presidential Candidates Comment on Key Child Welfare Issues, Congress Back for Longest Period of the Year, Higher Education Act, Loan Forgiveness Still Undecided, Bipartisan Bill Would Block Restrictive Medicaid Regulations, CWLA Submits Testimony to Restore PSSF, CWLA Responds to Second Set of Questions by Subcommittee, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 11: 3/17/2008: Senate Bill to Reestablish White House Conference on Children and Youth Introduced, Listen to Rep. Jim McDermott on His Bill and Workforce Issues, Second Chance Act Passes, Budget Process Move Forward, Long Spring Ahead for Congress, CWLA Calls on Appropriators to Restore Promoting Safe and Stable Families, CWLA Responds to Subcommittee Question on McDermott Bill, CWLA Submits Comments, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 10: 3/10/2008: States File Suit Against HHS Over CM/TCM Regulation, House Committee Issues Report on State-by-State Impact of Medicaid Regulations, CWLA Calls on Budget Committees to Fund Reforms and Prevention, House Passes Mental Health Parity Legislation, National Foster Parent Association Builds on Its "Puts a Plank In Their Platform" Campaign, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 9: 3/3/2008: CWLA Member Testifies for CWLA at Hearing on McDermott Legislation, CWLA CEO Joins in Release of New Study of Youth in Foster Care, Governors Call on Congress to Delay Medicaid Rules, Congressional Briefings Highlight Value of CM/TCM Services, CWLA Holds Successful 2008 Conference Focused on White House Conference, CWLA Recognizes Members of Congress as Outstanding Advocates, HHS Releases Final Regulations on Chafee National Youth in Transition Database, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 8: 2/25/2008: McDermott Introduces Major Child Welfare Reform Legislation, March 4: The Day to Call Out for Child Care, 2008 CWLA Legislative Agenda and Hot Topics Available Online, CWLA Radio Blog, Speaking for America's Children: Special Time this Week, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 7: 2/18/2008: Bill Introduced to Create White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Gathering to Launch Capitol Hill Effort on White House Conference, 2008 CWLA Legislative Agenda Available Online, Senate Adopts Amendment to Delay TCM Rule, New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 6: 2/11/2008: New CWLA Radio Blog, "Speaking for America's Children", President's Budget Offers More Cuts or Freezes to Domestic Programs, Tax Cuts, Defense Spending, Child Welfare, Child Care, and Other Key Programs Frozen in 2009, SSBG Would Be Eliminated by 2010, Reid, Baucus Ask HHS to Rescind or Delay TCM Services Rule, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 5: 2/4/2008: Bipartisan Bill to Create White House Conference Ready for Introduction, Bills Would Impose Moratorium on Medicaid Case Management/TCM Regulation, Cost of Child Abuse Set at $104 Billion, President Gives Final State of Union, Hearing Examines Lost Opportunities to Cover Uninsured Children, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 4: 1/28/2008: Advocates Question Economic Stimulus Package, House Unable to Override SCHIP Veto; Extension Bill Remains Law, Quality Early Education Supported by House Committee, Comments on TCM Regulation Due February 4, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 3: 1/22/2008: House, Senate Leaders Denounce Applying Income Eligibility Policy to Medicaid, Medicaid Hearing Highlights Need to Amend or Stop Recent Regulations, HHS Proposes AFCARS Data Collection Reforms, State Fiscal Aid Could Be Part of Stimulus Package, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 2: 1/14/2008: Economic Stimulus Package Likely to Be on Congressional Agenda, President Signs SCHIP Extension Containing Moratorium on Rehab Regulation, Administration Applies Restrictive Income Eligibility Policy to Medicaid, Legislation Introduced to Slow Down TCM Regulation, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 21, Issue 1: 1/7/2008: 2008 Budget Shows Weakness of Relying on Discretionary Funding for Child Welfare, Second Session of 110th Congress Begins with Familiar Agenda, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 49: 12/24/2007: Special Announcement, Medicare Package Extends CHIP, Freezes Rehabilitative Services Reg, CWLA Posts Summary of Medicaid TCM Interim Final Regulation, Congress Finalizes 2008 Budget Deal, Child Welfare Cut, Rep. Berkeley Introduces Bill to De-link Foster Care Adoption From AFDC, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 48: 12/17/2007: President to Get His Budget Totals, CHIP Extension Likely, Bill Would Open Chaffee Funds for Private School Vouchers, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 47: 12/10/2007: Signing Session by House Speaker Sends Head Start to the President, Final Interim Rule Posted on Medicaid TCM, Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses on Overrepresentation of Children of Color in Child Welfare, Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Juvenile Justice, CHIP Extension Likely, Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 46: 12/3/2007: CWLA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Endorse Call for White House Conference, Congress Back for Pre-Holliday Work, CHIP Reaches Critical Juncture, Clinton Introduces Legislation to Help Foster Youth, Promote Adoptions, Thomas Foundation Releases Public Opinion Poll on Adoption, Appropriations Update, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 44: 11/19/2007: The White House Conference and You,

Vol. 20, Issue 45: 11/19/2007: Head Start Reauthorization Passes Congress, President Signs One Spending Bill, Vetoes Another, Sign Up to Support White House Conference on Children and Families, CHIP May Be Set Aside Until After Thanksgiving, Expanded Loan Forgiveness for Social Workers Included in House Higher Ed Bill, House Passes Second Chance Act, House Subcommittee Looks at Gaps in Health Coverage, Correction: Bill to De-link AFDC from Adoption Assistance, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 43: 11/12/2007: CWLA Member's Medicaid Testimony Available Online, Sign Up to Support White House Conference on Children and Families, Congress Working to Reach Acceptable CHIP Deal, Labor-HHS-Education Ready for President, Veto Threatened, Higher Education Bill May Include Loan Forgiveness for Child Welfare, Head Start Negotiations Begin, Bill Would Delink AFDC from Adoption Assistance, Court of Appeals Rules SSI Benefits to Stay with Foster Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 42: 11/5/2007: CWLA Member Testifies on Proposed Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Regulation, Bipartisan, Bicameral Attempts to Complete CHIP Reauthorization, Combined Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, and Veterans Appropriations Bill to Go to President, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 41: 10/29/2007: Sign Up to Support a White House Conference on Children and Families, House Takes Swift Action on New CHIP Bill, Fails to Achieve Veto-Proof Majority, President Requests $46 Billion More for War, Senate Moves Labor-HHS, CWLA, NGA, Others Weigh In on Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Regulation, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 40: 10/22/2007: House Falls Short of Veto Override; Back to the CHIP Drawing Board, Mental Health Parity Bill Takes Next Step Forward, Youth PROMISE Act Introduced, Susan Orr Takes New Position, Senate Completes Debate on Human Services, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 39: 10/15/2007: All Hands on Deck to Get SCHIP Passed, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Approves Mental Health Parity Bill, Emotional Hearing Focuses on Deaths at Residential Youth Camps, CWLA Submits Comments on Proposed Rehabilitative Services Regulation, Senate Takes Up Labor-HHS Bill This Week, White House Rejects Meeting, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 38: 10/8/2007: President Bush Vetoes Compromise SCHIP Bill, Briefing Highlights Potential Impact of Proposed Medicaid Regulation, Comment Period About to Close on Proposed Rehabilitative Services Regulation--Submit Your Comments NOW!, Foster Care MARC Report Released, Senator Baucus Addresses TANF Briefing, CWLA Testimony Before Civil Rights Commission Briefing on Transracial Adoption, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 37: 10/1/2007: Congress Heads Toward Passing SCHIP Reauthorization, President Says No Way, Congress Provides Temporary FY 2008 Funding Until November 16, Gang Bill Passes Senate, President Asks for $42 Billion More for War, Total $190 Billion for 2008, CWLA Continues to Gather Feedback on Rehabilitative Services Regulation, Civil Rights Commission Conducts Briefing on Transracial Adoption, Mental Health Parity Clears Another House Committee, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 36: 9/24/2007: CWLA Launches Campaign for White House Conference on Children and Youth, Congress Approaching SCHIP Compromise, House Vote Expected Soon, Mental Health Parity Passes Senate, House Version Clears Committee, CWLA Continues to Gather Feedback on Proposed Rehabilitative Services Regulation, Capitol Hill Briefing Held on Latino Children in Foster Care, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 35: 9/17/2007: CWLA Posts Analysis of Proposed Regulation on Medicaid Rehabilitative Services, Congress Experiencing Difficulty Coming to the SCHIP Table, Appropriations Move Forward, War Funding a Separate Vote, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 34: 9/10/2007: Loan Forgiveness Dropped From College Loan Bill, Movement on SCHIP Blocked in Senate; Opposition Mounts Against New Eligibility Policies, Senator Dodd Introduces Disaster Needs of Children Bill, Proposed Regulation for Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Still Open for Comment, Appropriations Status, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 33: 9/4/2007: Congress Faces Long Agenda for Fall, Appropriations Status, SCHIP Reauthorization Faces Veto Threats, New Restrictions, Loan Forgiveness in House Bill Supports Child Welfare and Child Care, Proposed Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Regulation Awaits Comments, Kinship Bill Picks Up Speed in Senate, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 32: 8/27/2007: New Administration Rules Impose Obstacles for CHIP, New Regulations on Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Await Comment, Ranking Member Recognizes a High School Diploma Is Best for Foster Children, Appropriations to Be Addressed, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 31: 8/13/2007: Second Chance Act Passes Senate Committee, Punitive Gangs Bill Stopped from Passage, A Thin Line to Walk During SCHIP Conference Negotiations, Special Preemption Rules Deleted from Senate Parity Bill, Representative Weller Introduces Bill to Measure Poverty, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 30: 8/6/2007: SCHIP Reauthorization Passes Both Houses; Negotiations Next, Loan Forgiveness in House Bill Supports Child Welfare and Child Care, HHS Appropriations Debate Will Wait Until September, GAO Report Highlights Significant Overrepresentation of African American Children in Foster Care, GAO Report Findings Emphasize Benefits of Kinship Care, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 29: 7/30/2007: SCHIP Legislation Introduced in the House; Senate Ready for Floor Debate, President Calls for Cuts to SSBG in Labor-HHS Bill; Override Could Be Close, Annie E. Casey's Kids Count Puts Child Welfare in Focus, Kinship Bill Picks Up Speed in Senate, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 28: 7/23/2007: SCHIP Reauthorization Legislation Clears the Senate Finance Committee, House Committee Continues Child Welfare Focus with Health Hearing, House Mental Health Parity Bill Passes Out of Education and Labor Committee, HHS Appropriations Approved by House; President Threatens Veto, Advocates Hold Child Care Briefing, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 27: 7/16/2007: Loan Forgiveness for Child Welfare Social Workers in House Higher Education Bill, Senate Finance Says $35 Billion More for SCHIP, President Names Wade Horn 's Replacement, Subcommittee Focuses on Youth That Age Out, Hearing Held on Juvenile Justice, Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill Moves Forward, House Grants Three-Month Extension for Temporary Medicaid Program; Abstinence Education May Be Dealt with Through SCHIP, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 26: 7/2/2007: SCHIP Delayed Until After July 4 Break, Senators Reject SSBG Cut, Yet Administration Continues to Direct States to Plan for Cut, Nurse Family Practitioner Program Targeted for Support in Senate Bill, Senate and House Likely to Complete Action on Labor-HHS in July, Homeless and Runaway Youth Programs Get Boost, Senate Appropriations for Juvenile Justice Not as High as House, Transitional Medical Assistance for TANF Extended in Senate, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 25: 6/25/2007: Senate Approves Head Start, Moves Closer to Reauthorization, House Subcommittee Addresses Disconnected and Disadvantaged Youth, Census Victory on Foster Care, Senate HHS Funding Bill Moves Out of Subcommittee with Lower Numbers than House, Portman Out, Nussle in as Budget Head, CWLA Supports Range of Funding Alternatives as SCHIP Markup Nears, Teen Report Card Grades Adults Poorly on Governing and School Violence, Kaiser Family Foundation: Forum to Release National Survey of Parents on Children and Media, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 24: 6/18/2007: House Speeds Through FY 2008 Appropriations, House Appropriations Bill Rejects SSBG Cuts, Juvenile Justice Appropriations Increased, Baucus Still Hoping for June Markup of SCHIP Reauthorization, Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gang Legislation, Providers, Parents, Advocates Hold Briefing for Family-Based Comprehensive Treatment, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 23: 6/11/2007: House Moves on Labor-HHS, Abstinence and Education May Make Veto-Proof, Senate Finance Markup of SCHIP Reauthorization Legislation Set for Thursday, Father's Day: CWLA Continues Care About Kinship Campaign, Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Gangs Legislation, CWLA Supports Reauthorization of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 22: 6/4/2007: 2008 Health and Human Services Appropriations Scheduled Early, Proposals Would Expand Title IV-E, Not Convert It to a Block Grant, Update on Boxer Bill Extending Federal Foster Care Funding to Age 21, SCHIP Shortfall Addressed; Reauthorization Legislation Is Next, Kinship Caregiver Support Act: Additional Cosponsors, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 21: 5/28/2007: Boxer to Introduce Legislation Extending Federal Foster Care Funding to Age 21, Weller Bill Would Extend Title IV-E Training Funds to Private Agencies, Speaker's Summit Highlights Research; Child Welfare on Agenda, Funding to Address SCHIP Shortfall Enacted as Part of Supplemental Bill, Minimum Wage Increase to Become Law with Supplemental Funding Bill, CWLA Holds House Briefing Regarding Health Issues in Foster Care, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 20: 5/21/2007: House Subcommittee Begins Review of Child Welfare Issues, Coalition Unveils Child Welfare Finance Proposal, Summit on Children to Be Webcast Tuesday, Budget Deal Approval Allows Appropriations to Begin, Organizations Agree on Principles for Juvenile Justice Reauthorization, CBO Provides Numbers on SCHIP "Crowd-Out", Home Visiting Legislation Introduced in the House, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 19: 5/14/2007: House to Hold Hearing on Child Welfare System, Speaker's National Summit on America's Children Taking Shape, Kinship Legislation Reintroduced in House, Capitol Hill Briefing on Kinship, SCHIP Mental Health Parity Bill Introduced, ACF Announces Grants to Improve Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse, Budget Update, Bush Nominates Weems to Head CMS, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 18: 5/7/2007: CWLA Launches Care About Kinship Campaign, Head Start on Track For Reauthorization with House Endorsement, Bipartisan SCHIP Reauthorization Bill Introduced, Subcommittee Holds Third Poverty Hearing, Kennedy and Ramstad Present Mental Health Parity Report to Speaker, GAO Report Raises Concerns About Oversight of Children's Dental Services, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 17: 4/30/2007: Iraq Supplemental Includes SCHIP Funds and Minimum Wage Increase, CWLA Endorses Shaken Baby Prevention Bill, Plans for Speaker's National Summit on America's Children Moves Forward, Budget Resolution Discussion Continues, Senate Hearing Focuses on Child Soldiers, CWLA Joins Request for Funding and Supporting Legislation for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 16: 4/23/2007: Special Message, Congress Continues Budget Negotiations, Child Maltreatment: 2005 Report Released, CWLA Signs on to Letters Supporting CARES Network, SCHIP, Panel Questions Whether SCHIP Should Cover Parents, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 15: 4/16/2007: Congress Has Long Agenda for Spring, CWLA Issues Joint Paper on Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care, SCHIP Proposals Coming Forward, CWLA Submits Testimony to Senate Finance Committee, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 14: 4/2/2007: April Promises to Be Challenging Time for Budget and Appropriations, SCHIP in Budget, House Subcommittee Examines Cost and Utility of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity, CWLA Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee, Cardoza Introduces Bill Requiring Medicaid Coverage to 21 for Foster Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 13: 3/26/2007: Budget Resolutions Moving Forward, SCHIP Funding Increased to $750 Million in House Supplemental Bill, CWLA Signs On to Three Health-Related Letters, Sign On to the Statement of Principles for Reauthorizing Juvenile Justice Legislation, CWLA Supports House Mental Health Parity Bill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 12: 3/19/2007: Senate Budget Resolution Moves Forward with More Funds, Congressional Leaders Rally with Children's Health Advocates for Increased SCHIP Funding, Briefing and New Report on Kinship Care, Capitol Hill Briefings Held on Juvenile Justice, Head Start Bill Moves Without Religious Hiring Provision, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 11: 3/12/2007: Senator Baucus Backs Significant Increase in SCHIP Funding, House Subcommittee Reviews TANF and Child Care Status, Supplemental Appropriations Delayed, SSI for Foster Children Introduced, Q&A Released Regarding New Grants Under Child and Family Services Improvement Act, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 10: 3/5/2007: Christine James-Brown Addresses CWLA National Conference, CWLA Members Go to Capitol Hill; Legislative Agenda Unveiled, Grassley and McDermott Receive CWLA Advocate of the Year Awards, SCHIP Shortfall to Be Addressed in Supplemental, Budget Chair Indicates More Funding than President's Budget, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 9: 2/26/2007: Kinship Caregiver Support Act Reintroduced, Education Begins at Home Act Reintroduced, CWLA Conducts Child Welfare Briefing for Capitol Hill, Report Released on Medicaid Access for Youth Leaving Foster Care, Report Released on Child Welfare Workforce, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 8: 2/19/2007: Christine James-Brown Named CWLA President/CEO, Congress Completes Action on FY 2007 Budget, Head Start Gets Bipartisan Start in Senate, Senate Committee Adopts Mental Health Parity Bill Endorsed by CWLA, CWLA Signs Coalition Letter Calling for Increased SCHIP Funding, Under McDermott, Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Poverty, House Holds Hearing on Youth Violence Prevention, House Moves Tax Bill to Go with Minimum Wage, Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 7: 2/12/2007: CWLA Calls on Congress to Reject President's 2008 Budget, President's Budget Would Reduce Children's Coverage Through SCHIP, Juvenile Justice Programs Eliminated Under Administration Budget, SSBG Cut in President's FY 2008 Budget, Child Care and Head Start Come Up Short in 2008 Budget, Movement on Minimum Wage, Head Start, CR Possible Next Week, Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 6: 2/5/2007: House Approves FY 2007 Human Service Spending at 2006 Levels, New Congress Formally Rejects SSBG Cut, Fix Introduced for SCHIP Shortfall, Mental Health Legislation Gains Momentum in 110th Congress, Minimum Wage Moves Forward, Still Time to Register and Make Your Voices Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 5: 1/29/2007: Administration's Health Proposal Sparks Contentious Debate, Key House Committee to Review Proposals on Child Welfare Financing, Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Poverty, House Likely to Take Up Final 2007 Funding Bill this Week, Minimum Wage Debate Continues in Senate, House Changes Oversight of Page Program, Still Time to Register and Make Your Voices Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 4: 1/22/2007: Few Surprises Expected in State of the Union, Rangel Opposes Attaching Tax Breaks to Minimum Wage Increase, Key House Subcommittee Will Look Very Different in 2007, Diverse New Coalition to Address Expanding Health Coverage for the Uninsured, Still Time to Register and Make Your Voices Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 3: 1/15/2007: Minimum Wage Bill Moves Forward, Committees Continue to Take Shape, Catholic Charities Unveils Antipoverty Campaign, Still Time to Register and Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 2: 1/8/2007: House Begins Work on 100 Hour Agenda, Senate Democrats Start New Year With 50-49 Majority, President Proposes Balanced Budget by 2012, CWLA Annual Hill Day and First-Ever Preconference Institute on Advocacy, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 20, Issue 1: 1/2/2007: New Congress Meets This Week, Expect Early Decision on 2007 Spending, CWLA Annual Hill Day and First-Ever Preconference Institute on Advocacy, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 49: 12/18/2006: End of Year Review, Stop-Gap Funding Runs Until February 15, Could Extend for All FY 2007, Foster Children Exempt from DRA Verification Requirements, Transitional Medical Assistance Gets Short-Term Extension, Funds to Address SCHIP Included in Final Package, Respite Bill Adopted in Final Hours, Ryan White CARE Act Reauthorized, CWLA Reiterates Call for All Members of Congress to Report Child Abuse and Neglect Based on Ethics Findings, CWLA Annual Hill Day and First-Ever Preconference Institute on Advocacy, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 48: 12/11/2006: 109th Congress Comes to an End, Funds to Address SCHIP Shortfall in Danger, Federal Government Launches Campaign to Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness, CWLA to Hold Annual Hill Day and First-Ever Preconference Advocacy Institute, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 47: 12/4/2006: Congress Sets Finish Date of December 15 Regardless of Appropriations, Funds to Address SCHIP Shortfall in Danger, GAO Examines Accuracy and Effectiveness of Abstinence-Only Programs, Landmark Report Released on Public Costs of Teen Pregnancy Released, Advance the 5-Point Congressional Platform!, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 46: 11/20/2006: Holiday Note, Congress Returning for December Session, New 110th Congress Beginning to Take Shape, Dellums Commission Releases Final Report Addressing Obstacles for Youth of Color, Advance the 5-Point Congressional Platform!, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 45: 11/13/2006: House Ways and Means Committee Feels Impact of Election, Senate Finance Awaits Final Election Tabulations, Appropriations Committees Change, FY 2007 Funding Remains Unclear, Advance the 5-Point Congressional Platform!, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 44: 11/6/2006: Tuesday November 7 is Election Day! Don't forget to vote!, Advance the 5-Point Congressional Platform!, New Studies Examine Why 46.1 Million Americans Are Uninsured, CWLA Comments on Medicaid Rules Incorporated into Court Case, Key Committees Will Change Regardless of Election Results, Senators Ask GAO for Closer Look at Welfare Changes, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 43: 10/30/2006: Advance The 5-Point Congressional Platform!, SCHIP Shortfall and Reauthorization Strategies Considered, Update: Governors Ask Congress for Funding to Prevent SCHIP Shortfall in FY07, New Gang Legislation Harmful to Youth, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 42: 10/23/2006: Advance The 5-Point Congressional Platform!, Possible Appropriations Options in November, States Scheduled for Second Round of CFSRs in 2007, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 41: 10/16/2006: Advance The 5-Point Congressional Platform!, White House Holds Summit on School Violence, GAO Report Identifies Top Concerns of Child Welfare Agencies, Status of FY 2007 Appropriations Legislation, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 40: 10/9/2006: CWLA Calls for Federal Law to Make All Members of Congress Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect, Campaign for Children's Health Care Unveils New Study Results, Advance the 5-Point Congressional Platform!, Congress Passes Federal Youth Coordination Act, Punitive Gang Provisions Left Out of Last-Minute Legislation, Older Americans Act Provides Assistance to Some Kinship Families, Status of FY 2007 Appropriations Legislation, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 39: 10/2/2006: PSSF Reauthorization Goes to White House, House Holds Hearing on Home Visiting, Walsh Child Safety Bill Creates More Problems for States, Final Defense Bill Places Labor-HHS-Education Under Pressure for Added Cuts, Continuing Resolution Keeps Government Running Until After Election, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers,

Vol. 19, Issue 38: 9/25/2006: Senate Passes PSSF Reauthorization, Update on Congressional Action, Court Likely to Enjoin Medicaid Documentation Rule, CWLA Signs on to Key Letters Advocating for Children's Health, National Convening on Youth Permanence, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 37: 9/18/2006: Bipartisan Deal on PSSF Likely to Get Approval Before Break, CWLA, APHSA Ask HHS to Put Hold on Cut Instructions, CWLA Supports Congressional Briefing on Trauma, House Committee Schedules Hearing on Home Visiting Legislation, Adoption Incentive Funds Released, Update on Congressional Action, CWLA Submits Comments on Regs to Implement National Youth in Transition Database, Advance The 5-Point Candidate Platform!, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 36: 9/11/2006: Special Note: September 11, CWLA Announces Grassroots Advocacy Tool: 5-Point Candidate Platform, CWLA Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on Health Care and Children in Foster Care, CWLA Requests Restoration of PSSF Funding in Senate, FY 2007 Appropriations Legislation Remains Same as Congress Returns, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 35: 9/4/2006: Congress Has Short Calendar Before Election Break, Census Shows Increase in Uninsured, No Progress Reducing Child Poverty, CWLA Submits Comments on TANF Regulations, Status of FY 2007 Appropriations, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 34: 8/21/2006: States Discuss Disproportionate Representation in the Child Welfare System, CWLA Participates in Multiple Campaigns for Children's Health Care, Status of FY 2007 Appropriations Legislation, Children's Monitor Will Not Be Published Next Week, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 33: 8/14/2006: Two Additional Sets of Regulation Comments Due Soon, Proposed TANF Regulations, Proposed Regulations for Youth in Transition Database, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 32: 8/7/2006: CWLA Expresses Concern to Bush Administration on Citizenship Verification and Foster Children, GAO Report Calls for Better Disaster Planning for State Child Welfare Systems, Congress Departs Until September 5, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 31: 7/31/2006: PSSF Reauthorization Ready for Conference Committee, Senate Health Care Subcommittee Holds Hearing on CHIP at 10 Years, Senate Appropriations Bill Contains Few Spending Increases in Human Services, Child Safety Bill Goes to President After House Approval, Senate On the Job One More Week Before Break, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 30: 7/24/2006: Senate Appropriations Saves SSBG, Cuts PSSF and Juvenile Justice, Child Safety Bill Passes, May Create Problems for Child Welfare and Child Protection, House Committee Celebrates TANF 10-Year Mark, CWLA Report on Eroding Foster Care Eligibility Available Online, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 29: 7/17/2006: CWLA Holds Press Conference on Shrinking Federal Support for Foster Care, Medicaid Citizenship Requirements for Foster Children and Others Published, House Leadership Announces Election Session in November, State Organizations Highlight TANF 10-Year Mark, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 27: 7/3/2006: CWLA Addresses Hill Press Conference Calling for Delay in Citizenship Verification, House Ways and Means Committee Passes PSSF Reauthorization, House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Mental Health, CWLA Joins Campaign for Children's Health Care, Update on Stop Over-Spending Act, TANF Regulations Released, Juvenile Justice Appropriations Progress, Interstate Compact Legislation Passes, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 26: 6/26/2006: Promoting Safe and Stable Families Legislation Introduced, HHS Releases Instructions on Proof of Identity and Citizenship for Medicaid Health Care, HHS Issues Guidance on Post-Rosales IV-E Administrative Changes, Ranking Member of Ways and Means Highlights CWLA, Senate Minimum Wage Debate Stalls Appropriations, Urban Institute Concludes Forum on Child Welfare and Child Well-Being, CWLA and UCAN Release Annual Teen Report Card on Adults, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 25: 6/19/2006: House Appropriations Committee Passes Labor, HHS, Education Spending Bill, Surprise Victory for Democrats on Minimum Wage Amendment, Foster Care Gets Media Spotlight, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers,

Vol. 19, Issue 24: 6/12/2006: House Subcommittee Rejects SSBG Cuts, Senate Finance Committee Passes PSSF Reauthorization, New Funds to Address Meth, New Citizen Requirements for Foster Children May Start July 1, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 23: 6/5/2006: House Moves Forward with Appropriations after Passing Budget Resolution, SSBG Targeted for Cuts, Urban Institute Releases New Data on Child Welfare Financing, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 22: 5/30/2006: CWLA Testifies in Support of PSSF Reauthorization, House Passes DeLay Interstate Compact Bill, House Begins to Move FY 2007 Appropriations Bills, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 21: 5/22/2006: House Passes Budget Resolution after Promising Moderates More Money, House Schedules Hearing on Reauthorization of Promoting Safe and Stable Families, Congressional Briefings Held on Juvenile Justice, Delinquency Prevention Funding, Medicaid Proof of Citizenship Changes Could Deny Health Care to Many, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 20: 5/15/2006: Finance Chair Calls for Consensus on Child Welfare Reform, Progress on Promoting Safe and Stable Families Reauthorization, Tax Cut Passes, Completing 2005 Budget Reconciliation; No Deal Yet on 2006, National Call-In a Success, Subcommittee Approves Bill to Expand Eligibility for Assistance for Grandparents Supporting Children, National Children's Mental Health Day Launched, Systems of Care Supported, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 19: 5/8/2006: Call Your Senators on Wednesday May 10, National Call-In Day for Kinship Caregiver Support Act, House Leaders Get Deal on Budget Resolution while Tax-Cut Package Moves Forward, Home Visitation Programs Highlighted, Sign the Petition for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Proposal Would Create Commission to Eliminate Programs, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 18: 5/1/2006: Senate Finance Committee Focuses on Meth and Child Welfare, Substance Abuse Treatment Numbers Released, CWLA Cosponsors Kinship Briefing, Davis Holds Briefing on Child Welfare Legislation, Congress Continues to Struggle with 2006 Budget Resolution, Save the Date: May 10 National Call-In Day for Kinship Caregiver Support Act, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 17: 4/24/2006: Congress Returns with Appropriations and Budget Debate, Finance Committee Hearing, Long-Term Medical Impact of Child Abuse Highlighted, Save the Date: May 10 Is National Call-In Day for Kinship Caregiver Support Act, National Children's Memorial Flag Day, April 28, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 16: 4/17/2006: New Child Abuse Data Shows Similar Results, CWLA Joins Home Visiting Coalition, Cosponsors Hill Briefings, What Happens If There Is No Budget Resolution?, CWLA Supports Launch of New Youth Policy Action Center, National Children's Memorial Flag Day, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 15: 4/10/2006: Child Welfare Waivers Approved at Deadline, Negotiations on House Budget Resolution Collapse, CWLA Submits Testimony on Meth Impact on Indian Country, Chapin Hall Presents on the Special Education Needs of Children in Foster Care, National Children's Memorial Flag Day, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 14: 4/3/2006: House Budget Committee Adopts Budget Close to President's Request, Child Welfare: A Congressional Overview Series Begins, Child Well-Being Index Shows Modest Improvements, Senate Committee Passes Indian Child Protect Act, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 13: 3/27/2006: House and Senate Resume Work, CWLA Replies to New York Times Article on Plight of Black Men, Meth Briefing Focuses on Effect on Children, Increased Supports for Children with Emotional Disorders Gain Notice, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 12: 3/20/2006: Senate Approves Budget Resolution for 2007 Funding, Senate Committee Rejects Cuts to SSBG, CWLA Submits Appropriations Requests to Congress, CWLA Urges Congress to Reject Further Cuts to Juvenile Justice, Adoption Coalitions Unite to Call for Reform of Child Welfare System, Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Indian Child Protection Act, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 11: 3/13/2006: FY 2007 Budget Decisions Stall, Effort to Save SSBG Underway, Child Care Organizations Call on HHS to Stop the Elimination of The Child Care Bureau, CWLA Joins Effort to Urge HHS to Implement National Youth In Transition Database, CWLA Joins Groups Calling on HHS To Implement TANF Regulations To Assist Families, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 10: 3/6/2006: CWLA Releases 2006 Legislative Agenda, Smith Named 2006 Congressional Advocate of the Year, McDermott Announces Child Welfare Congressional Caucus, HHS to Eliminate Child Care Bureau, 2007 Budget Path Remains Unclear, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 9: 2/27/2006: Meitner Departs CWLA, Congress Returns for Start of Appropriations, Higher Education Opportunities for Foster Youth, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 8: 2/20/2006: 2007 Budget and Tax Cut Wait for Congress After President's Day Break, CWLA Releases Workforce Study, Study on Child Welfare Court Consent Decrees Available, CLASP Reviews Impact Of Child Welfare Cuts, CWLA Joins Effort to Make Children a Priority in Times of Disaster, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 7: 2/13/2006: President's FY07 Budget Targets SSBG, Continues Optional Foster Care Block Grant, President's Budget Proposal Leaves Little for Human Services, President's Budget Freezes Child Care and Head Start, Reduces Number of Children Served, Budget Signals Another Round of Cuts in Juvenile Justice, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 6: 2/6/2006: Congress Cuts Foster Care, Budget Cuts Allow for Even Larger Tax Cuts, President Indicates More Cuts in Budget to Be Released February 6, Olympic Medallist Joins Efforts Against Childhood Obesity, CWLA Legislative Alerts Available Free to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 5: 1/30/2006: Final Budget Vote Set for Wednesday, February 1, President to Deliver State of the Union Address January 31, Increased Recognition of Dangers Related to Children and Meth, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress:,

Vol. 19, Issue 4: 1/23/2006: CWLA Continues Efforts to Defeat Final Budget Reconciliation Bill, CWLA Presents at First Lady's Conference on At-Risk Youth and Anti-Gang Activity, Urban Institute Holds Forum on Juvenile Justice and Positive Youth Development, CWLA Teleconference Focuses on Legislative Activities Related to Meth, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress:,

Vol. 19, Issue 3: 1/16/2006: CWLA Members United in Fight Against Foster Care Cuts, Budget Bill Includes Some New Spending for Child Welfare, CWLA Member Agency Releases New Teen Pregnancy Report on Capitol Hill, 2007 Budget: More Entitlement and Discretionary Program Cuts Expected, Federal Deficits Increase; Yet Children's Programs Have Not Benefited, Child Care Tax Credit Campaign Begins, Senate Holds Federal Youth Coordination Act Briefing, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 2: 1/9/2006: Final Budget Vote Scheduled for February 1 in House, Budget Bill Reaffirms Outdated Income Eligibility Criteria for Title IV-E Assistance, HHS Report Concludes States Lack Ability to Track Caseworker Visits with Children in Foster Care, EITC Campaign To Educate Families on Tax Benefits Begins, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 19, Issue 1: 1/3/2006: Senate Passes Budget Cuts Including Foster Care With Help of Vice President, Measure Returns to House For Final Vote, Senator Conrad Denounces Cuts to Kinship Care, Child Care and TANF Reauthorization Part of Budget Bill, Congress Passes HHS Appropriations and Agrees to Across-the-Board Cuts, SSBG Funding Receives Half Billion Increase for Hurricane Victims, VAWA Passes Congress, Includes Child Maltreatment, CWLA's Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures,

Vol. 18, Issue 48: 12/19/2005: Special Note, CWLA Continues Efforts to Ensure Foster Care Cuts Are Excluded From Final Budget Reconciliation Bill, Revised FY 2006 HHS Annual Funding Bill Approved, Funding for Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program Falls Short, House Approves Methamphetamine Legislation, Faith-Based Advocates Utilize Prayer Vigils to Oppose Budget Decisions, CWLA Submits Comments to HHS on CFSR Outcome Measures, CWLA Submits Comments to EPA to Ensure Safety of Children in Foster Care, CWLA’s Legislative Alerts Now Available to Subscribers, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 47: 12/12/2005: Negotiations Intensify on Budget Reconciliation, Action Steps for This Week: Attend Community Events, Continue Calling, NGA Endorses Eliminating Foster Care Cuts, Congressional Research Service Reports on Negative Impact of House Reconciliation Provisions on Child Welfare, CWLA Joins Effort in Calling for Increased Federal Support for Mental Health, New Funding Provided for Housing for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children, Children 2006: Securing Brighter Futures, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 46: 11/28/2005: House Passes Federal Youth Coordination Act, Budget Reconciliation: Next Steps, House-Passed Budget Reconciliation Bill Cuts $600 Million in Foster Care, TANF and Child Care Reauthorizations in House Budget Bill, Budget Differences on Child Support, Budget Differences on Medicaid Changes, Senate-Passed Tax Cut Includes Charitable Reforms, Child Poverty Amendment Fails on Senate Floor, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 45: 11/21/2005: House Passes Budget Bill Cutting Foster Care by $600 Million, Senate Adopts $60 Billion in Tax Cuts, House Defeats Funding Bill for HHS in Surprise Vote, Congress Approves A Continuing Funding Resolution, CWLA Supported Senator Kennedy's Amendment to Reduce Child Poverty, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 44: 11/14/2005: House Postpones Vote on Budget Cuts, House Bill Also Cuts Medicaid by $12 Billion, Tax Cuts May Wait Until Next Year, CWLA Opposes Restrictions on State Foster Care/Adoption Criminal Background Check, Congress Passes Bill to Expand Foster Care Funding to For-Profit Agencies, VAWA Reauthorization Nears Completion, Juvenile Justice Funds Cut, CWLA Joins Effort to Improve Head Start Legislation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 43: 11/7/2005: Take Action: Capitol Hill Call-In Day on Budget Cuts, Senate Approves Budget Reconciliation Bill, White House Still Pursuing Further Medicaid Cuts to Medicaid Rehabilitation and Targeted Case Management Services for Children in Foster Care, Laura Bush Hosts Conference on Helping America's Youth, Hurricane Emergency Funds Include SSBG and Head Start, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 42: 10/31/2005: House Ways and Means Committee Cuts $600 Million in IV-E Foster Care, Additional Cuts in the Ways and Means Bill and TANF Reauthorization, Senate Adopts Reconciliation, Child Welfare Cuts and TANF Reauthorization Not Included, Next Steps for Reconciliation, Senate Works on HHS Appropriations, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 41: 10/24/2005: Outpouring of Opposition Forces Congress to Delay Votes to Deepen Budget Cuts, House Tries to Include TANF in Budget Reconciliation, Senate to Consider FY 2006 Annual Spending Bill for HHS, House Passes Bill to Protect World Orphans Affected by HIV/AIDS, Casey Report Examines Medicaid Use for Children in Foster Care, Kaiser Family Foundation Releases "State of Medicaid" Report, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 40: 10/17/2005: Call Capitol Hill Opposing Budget Reconciliation, Oct. 17-18, Congressional Leadership to Increase Budget Cuts Through Reconciliation, Budget Reconciliation Cuts Jeopardize Supports for Abused, Neglected Children, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 39: 10/10/2005: Reconciliation and Appropriations Update: Additional Cuts Proposed, Medicaid Relief Bill Stalls, Senate Passes TANF Extension through March, House Passes Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization, Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act Advances, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 38: 10/3/2005: Congress Considers Stop-Gap Spending Measure, Temporary Medicaid Relief Fight Continues, Grassley Bill Would Extend TANF Through March, Budget Reconciliation Update: Further Cuts Announced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 37: 9/26/2005: Senator Gordon Smith Addresses CWLA Advisory Board, Urges Continued Opposition to Medicaid Cuts, Reconciliation Bill Could Impose Bigger Cuts On Human Service Programs, Disaster Relief Bills Continue to Move, Medicaid Gains Praise, Possible Reforms Slated to Continue, House Approves Head Start Reauthorization, Rangle Asks for Study of Disproportionality in Child Welfare, House Passes Children's Safety Act, Eliminates Opt Out on Foster Care Checks, State Adoption Incentive Funds Released, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 36: 9/19/2005: Reconciliation Delayed, McDermott Bill Expands Access to Title IV-E Foster Care Funds for Children in Hurricane's Path, Medicaid Bills Address Needed Health Coverage for Disaster Survivors, Bilchik Shares Stage with Congressional Members at GrandRally, Senate Judiciary Committee Approves VAWA Reauthorization, Finance Committee Holds Hearing on CARE Act, DeWine, Rockefeller Introduce Legislation on Courts and ICPC, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress, Registration Still Open for New England Public Policy Forum, "Creating and Delivering Your Message," on September 27, 2005,

Vol. 18, Issue 35: 9/12/2005: CWLA Response to Hurricane Katrina, Key Republican Senators Urge Finance Entitlement Cuts Be Indefinitely Delayed, Leaders Allow Temporary Delay of Reconciliation Cuts, House Energy, Commerce Holds Hearing on Medicaid, House Education, Workforce Committee Delays Child Care Mark Up, McCrery Introduces Bill to Temporarily Extend TANF, Continuing Resolution Likely After October 1, Urban Institute Report on Medicaid and Foster Care Now Online, Budget Reconciliation Recap, Take Action On Reconciliation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 34: 9/6/2005: Congress Returns to Washington to Make Critical Decisions, Poverty Rates Increase for Fourth Year, Budget Reconciliation Recap, Proposals to Reduce Title IV-E Funding, Proposals to Reduce Medicaid and Other Federal Funding for Child Welfare, TANF Reauthorization as Part of Budget Reconciliation: Impact on Child Welfare, Take Action On Reconciliation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 33: 8/29/2005: CWLA Opposes White House Medicaid Proposal, Medicaid Commission Rejects Limiting Medicaid to Provide Services to Children in the Child Welfare System, Budget Reconciliation Recap, Proposals to Reduce Title IV-E Funding, Proposals to Reduce Medicaid and Other Federal Funding for Child Welfare, TANF Reauthorization as Part of Budget Reconciliation: Impact on Child Welfare, Take Action On Reconciliation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 32: 8/22/2005: Urban Institute Documents Medicaid Use by Foster Children, CWLA Endorses Child Welfare Reform Bill, Davis Introduces Child Welfare Bills with CWLA Support, Paul Wellstone Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act Reintroduced, Bipartisan, Bicameral Home Visiting Bill Now in House, House Extends Access to Student Loans for Adopted Children, Key Decisions On Reconciliation Likely Soon, Take Action On Reconciliation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congres,

Vol. 18, Issue 31: 8/15/2005: Special Introduction, Key Reconciliation Decisions Likely Soon, White House Sends Medicaid Cuts to Capitol Hill, Medicaid Changes Part of Budget Reconciliation, Medicaid Changes Affect Children in Child Welfare, TANF Reauthorization Impact on Child Welfare, Take Action, Key Upcoming Dates for Congres,

Vol. 18, Issue 30: 8/8/2005: Special Introduction, Key Decisions on Reconciliation Likely Soon, Possible Changes to Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Under Reconciliation, The Budget Reconciliation Process, Take Action, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 29: 8/1/2005: Members of Congress at Home in August, Loan Forgiveness for Child Welfare Workers Part of Higher Education Bill, National Medicaid Advisory Commission Meets, Congress Will Return to Budget Reconciliation Decisions in September, House Committee Members Criticize National Drug Office for Lack of Plan to Address Methamphetamine Use, Children’s Safety Act Passes House Judiciary Committee, Action Continues on Annual Appropriations Bills, New Child Care Data Confirms Loss of Child Care Availability, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 28: 7/25/2005: Subcommittee Cuts Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Adoption, Legislation Offers Only Limited Funding and Strong Language on Head Start, Federal Consent Decrees Debated at Judiciary Hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on VAWA, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 27: 7/18/2005: Senate Committee Approves FY 2006 HHS Appropriation, House Holds Hearing on Youth Development, Medicaid Commission Ready to Get to Work, Children's Safety Act Includes Background Checks for Foster Parents, Links Between Parent Methamphetamine Use and Foster Care Highlighted, Violence Against Women Act Introduced, Grassley, Clinton Release GAO Adoption Findings, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 26: 7/11/2005: Appropriations Decisions Move to Senate, Congress Has Big Work Schedule Before Summer Break, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 25: 7/5/2005: TANF, Child Care Programs Extended, Medicaid Revisions on the Horizon, Senator Smith Seeks Effective Long-Term Medicaid Reform, Senate Bill Seeks to Extend Access to Student Loans for Adoptive Children, Senate HELP Committee Holds Roundtable on Family Leave, DVD Highlights Court Reforms, Correction, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 24: 6/27/2005: House Considers Annual HHS Spending Bill, Hearing to Dissolve Consent Decrees Draws Concern, Leading Judicial Organizations Partner to Reduce Time Spent in Foster Care, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 23: 6/20/2005: Senate Committee Hold Hearings on Gangs, House Continues Action on Annual Appropriations Bills, National Governors' Association Presents Medicaid Reform Recommendations to Congress, Congress Holds Hearings on Child Abuse and Sex Crimes, Sex Offender Registry Bills, Head Start Bills Include Provisions for Child Welfare, National Study Finds Mental Disorders Begin During Youth, Head Start Impact Study Released, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress,

Vol. 18, Issue 22: 6/13/2005: Human Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Foster Care Financing, House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves HHS Spending Bill, Medicaid Commission Make Up Remains Uncertain, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 21: 5/31/2005: FY 2006 Appropriations Process Begins, House Subcommittee Rejects Juvenile Justice Cuts, Juvenile Justice Briefings Highlight Successful Prevention Initiatives, Senate Committee Approves Head Start Reauthorization, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 20: 5/23/2005: Congress Holds Hearing on Protections for Foster Children in Clinical Medical Trials, Head Start Bill Passes in Committee, Moves to House Floor, GAO Report Criticizes Testing Head Start Students, CQ Research Paper Available on CWLA Website

Vol. 18, Issue 19: 5/16/2005: Clinton-Snowe Kinship Legislation, Flawed Gangs Bill, Head Start Bill Introduced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 18: 5/9/2005: Congress Passes FY 2006 Budget Resolution, Budget Resolution Will Force Additional Program Cuts, GAO Reviews Indian Child Welfare Act, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 17: 5/2/2005: Budget Deal Slows as Senator Smith Raises Concerns, Second Chance Act Reintroduced, House Holds Hearing on Nonprofits, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 16: 4/25/2005: House Judiciary Committee Approves Flawed Gangs Bill, Budget Negotiations Focus on Level of Cuts, Congress Focuses on Early Childhood Education, Senate Holds Methamphetamine Hearings, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 15: 4/18/2005: House Judiciary Committee Begins Consideration of Gang Bill, No Resolution to Budget Negotiations, TANF and Child Care Legislation Stalled, Consent Decree Bill, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 14: 4/11/2005: Bilchik Speaks Out on Gang Deterrence at Capitol Hill Press Conference, House-Senate Budget Negotiations Beginning, Consideration of TANF, Child Care May Be Stalled Again, Consideration of TANF, Child Care May Be Stalled Again

Vol. 18, Issue 13: 4/4/2005: House Budget Could Cut Foster Care, Adoption Assistance by $900 Million, Senate Likely to Debate TANF Reauthorization in April, New Report Confirms Substance Abuse, Child Abuse Link, Child Well-Being Index Shows Improvement, Key Upcoming Dates for Congres

Vol. 18, Issue 12: 3/28/2005: SSBG Funding Part of TANF Bill, House, Senate Budget Differences to Be Resolved, New Proposal Toughens Penalties to Reduce Gangs, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 11: 3/21/2005: CWLA Conference Attendees Go to the Hill, Senate Supports Amendment to Save Medicaid, Foster Care From Cuts, Senate Finance Committee Passes Welfare, Child Care Reauthorization, Repeal of Rosales Decision Removed from Senate TANF Bill, House Approves Work

Vol. 18, Issue 10: 3/7/2005: FY 2006 Budget Action Expected This Week, Decisions on Entitlement Cuts May Wait Until September, Governors Reject White House Position on Medicaid, National Poverty Group Highlights Impact of Social Security Reforms on Children, Child Care Bureau

Vol. 18, Issue 9: 2/28/2005: FY 2006 Budget Update, Senator Smith Introduces Medicaid Commission Legislation, Senate May Soon Consider TANF and Child Care Reauthorization, Correction, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 8: 2/22/2005: Bilchik, National Collaboration for Youth Support Federal Youth Coordination Act, Budget Hearings Begin, Details Emerge, House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TANF and Child Care, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 7: 2/14/2005: President Releases FY 2006 Budget Proposal; Contains Foster Care Cap Option, Budget Committees Likely to Cut Mandatory and Entitlement Spending, President's Budget Freezes Spending for Many Child Welfare Programs, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

Vol. 18, Issue 6: 2/7/2005: State of the Union, Congress Could Act on TANF, Child Care Before Final Budget, Leavitt Talks About Medicaid Reductions, Family Opportunity Act Reintroduced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress and the President

Vol. 18, Issue 5: 1/31/2005: Leavitt Confirmed as HHS Secretary, McDermott Assumes Key Child Welfare Role, Budget Projections Indicate Increased Deficits, Entitlement Cuts Likely, Methamphetamine Bill Introduced, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress and the President

Vol. 18, Issue 4: 1/24/2005: Bilchik Addresses Congressional Briefing on Kinship Care Bill, Senate Holds Conformation Hearings on HHS Nominee, CWLA Coordinates Support for Second Chance Act, Fight to Preserve Medicaid Begins, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress and the President

Vol. 18, Issue 3: 1/18/2005: Congressional Reorganization Continues, House TANF Child Care Bill Reintroduced, CWLA Comments on New Child Care Regulation, Key Upcoming Dates for Congress and the President

Vol. 18, Issue 2: 1/10/2005: 109th Congress Begins New Session, Urban Institute Releases State Child Welfare Spending Report, New Report on Foster Youth Recommends Improving Services

Vol. 18, Issue 1: 1/3/2005: New Congress Begins this Week, Fiscal Year 2006 Budget, Seeking Organizations to Sign On to Effort to Support Youth

Vol. 17, Issue 16: 12/20/2004: Former Utah Governor Selected to Head HHS, States Can Use Donated Funds to Meet Minimum TANF Spending Requirements

Vol. 17, Issue 15: 12/13/2004: 108th Congress Ends, Congress Approves IDEA Reauthorization, SCHIP Funds Not Extended, HHS to Have a New Secretary in 2005

Vol. 17, Issue 14: 12/6/2004: Congress Ready to Adopt Final FY 2005 Budget and End Session, Human Service Funding Experiences Little Growth, Juvenile Justice Funding Increased in 2004

Vol. 17, Issue 13: 11/22/2004: Congress Convenes Lame Duck Session, Action Needed to Restore SCHIP Funding, IDEA Reauthorization Nears Completion, Leadership for 109th Congress Decided

Vol. 17, Issue 12: 11/15/2004: Final Election Results, Congress Returns for Post-Election Lame Duck Session, Budget Resolution Looms Large for Human Services in 2005

Vol. 17, Issue 11: 11/8/2004: Control of Congress Remains Same, Some Committees Shift, Improving Educational Services for Foster Children Debated as Part of IDEA Reauthorization

Vol. 17, Issue 10: 11/1/2004: 31 States Awarded Federal Adoption Bonuses, Child Care Bureau Releases National Summary of State Plans

Vol. 17, Issue 9: 10/25/2004: New Report Highlights Kinship and Legal Guardianships, New Publication Finds U.S Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Unfair for Latinos

Vol. 17, Issue 8: 10/18/2004: Congress Near Wrap-Up, Interstate Compact Legislation Stalled in Senate, CWLA Testifies on Reentry Legislation, Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act Passes Congress, No Increased Funding for SSBG

Vol. 17, Issue 7: 10/11/2004: Congress Will Wait Until After the Election to Finish FY 2005 Budget, House Approves Interstate Compact Legislation By Voice Vote, Congress Fails to Extend Education and Training Funding, Congress Passes Tax Bill that Adds Billions to the Federal Deficit

Vol. 17, Issue 6: 10/4/2004: Appropriations Update, Extension of SCHIP and Education and Training Funds at Risk, TANF Extension Likely To Pass, Tax Legislation Last Chance for SSBG Funding Increase

Vol. 17, Issue 5: 9/27/2004: Kinship Legislation Gains Bipartisan Support, Congress Must Act to Extend TANF and Child Care Programs, FY 2005 Appropriations Update

Vol. 17, Issue 4: 9/20/2004: Senate Appropriations Committee Sets FY 2005 Funding Levels for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Programs, Domenici and Lincoln Introduce ICPC Bill, Child Welfare Financing Legislation Update

Vol. 17, Issue 3: 9/13/2004: Congress Returns for Short Fall Session and Appropriations, Legislation on the Interstate Child Placement Compact Could Be Acted on this Month, New Census Data Show Poverty and Level of Uninsured Grows

Vol. 17, Issue 2: 8/30/2004: New Child Welfare Legislation Introduced, Kinship Caregiver Support Act, Second Chance Act

Vol. 17, Issue 1: 8/23/2004: Welcome to the New Children's Monitor, FY05 Budget Decisions, House Rejects Cuts in Juvenile Justice

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