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


HELP Committee Shows Partisan Divide on Family and Medical Leave

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Senate HELP Committee focused on proposals for expanded Family and Medical Leave and comments and statements by members showed a divide between Committee Democrats and Republicans.  Committee Chair, Senator

House Subcommittee Focus on Child Welfare During National Foster Care Month

The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support held a hearing on "Making a Difference for Families and Foster Youth." The hearing was intended as a review of potential updates and changes to

What Are the IV-B Programs?

There are two child welfare programs created under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act. Despite the call for flexible funding through child welfare, these two programs have been around for decades and provide very

Washington Waits on Negotiations

This past week President Biden met with Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss how to move forward on an infrastructure bill.   The negotiations are vital because, over the remaining weeks of May, such discussions

Andrea Palm Becomes Deputy Health Secretary, CMS Maybe This Week

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the full Senate approved Andrea Palm as the Deputy Health Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services by a vote of 61 to 37. A significant vote considering

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Treasury Releases State and Local Relief Funds

On Monday, May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released details and funding on the state and local government fiscal relief that was included in the March COVID-19 relief legislation.   The $350 billion in relief

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