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

THE CHILDREN’S MONITOR

Reconciliation, Voting Rights, Appropriations

Both houses of Congress return this week as the House joins the Senate in an early return.  Facing members is a list of challenges some are a carryover while Covid-19 returns in another variant. On

Letter in Support of Build Back Better’s Childcare and Pre-K Investments

With the Build Back Better bill stalled in the Senate, many historic gains for children and families are now in jeopardy, including the proposed investments in child care and early education. The National Women’s Law

The Child Tax Credit: Family Impact Stories

Has the Child Tax Credit impacted your personal life or the life of a loved one? Personal stories about the direct impact of policies can be an effective strategy in advocating for change with lawmakers,

ACA Enrollment Reaches High As Open Enrollment Continues

Last month CMS announced new records for people signing up for health care coverage through the federal and state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act with more than 13.6 million people signing up for ACA

The Child Tax Credit: Research Roundup

The Center on Policy and Social Policy at Columbia University has released an important new report that rounds up the wide range of available research about the expanded Child Tax Credit. Since the introduction of

CMS Rejects Georgia Medicaid-Work Requirements

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally rejected the state of Georgia’s Medicaid waiver to impose work requirements on people as a condition of Medicaid coverage.  CMS had given

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