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CWLA’s online publication dedicated to summarizing
federal policy in progress and analyzing its impact
on child welfare.

Sexual Abuse Reporting Bill Moves Out of Committee

On Thursday, May 11, the Senate Judiciary passed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act, S 534.  The legislation, endorsed by CWLA, would require mandated reporting of child abuse by amateur athletic governing bodies. 

Congress One-Step Closer on ACA Repeal

The House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) moving Congress just one house away from replacing the ACA with a Medicaid block grant, reducing the essential health

2017 Budget Done, Who Won and What’s Next

The Senate gave final approval to an omnibus appropriations bill on Thursday, May 4.  The legislation was unveiled Monday and moved quickly through the process.  As a result, we are now finished with FY 2017

CWLA President Member of National Academy Panel on Poverty

CWLA President and CEO, Christine James-Brown participated in the first meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and their work on child poverty. The National Academy’s Committee on Building an Agenda to

President’s EO Religious on Placement Discrimination Held Back Again

The President issued an executive order last Thursday that was intended to address the goals of his more conservative religious base by providing greater “religious freedom,” but after earlier initial reports, he did not include

Quality Child Care Shows Long Term Results

By Shellie Parrish Quality child care for disadvantaged children can result in significant economic and social gains later in life according to new research.  The conclusion is the result of new findings by Professor James


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