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


Call to Action: Urge Your Representative to Sign the Bipartisan CAPTA Appropriations Letter

This week, a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter was circulated in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Congressmen Frank Mrvan (D-IN), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD). As the Dear Colleague

Expanded ACA Access Through Marketplace This Month

April 1, 2021, started the implementation of new and additional tax credits for health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The March American Rescue Plan provided significant increases in tax credit for people

FDIC Launches #GetBanked Campaign to Address Millions of ‘Unbanked’ Americans

There is little argument that millions of Americans are in need of assistance. However, once funds like pandemic-related stimulus payments are disbursed, how will those Americans receive their payments? The usual response is through direct

Congress Returns For Start of Appropriations and Another Reconciliation

Congress returns this week with a busy two months before the next holiday on Memorial Day. Since the spring break, the President has released his infrastructure bill’s outlines with expectations that a second part or

Record Numbers at Border

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released monthly data on border crossing, which found that over 18,800 unaccompanied children crossed the border in March. That exceeds any other previous month, with

Week of the Young Child

We’re excited to announce that NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child is here! During the week of April 10-16,  join us in celebrating young children and the systems that support them.   This is an


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