The House of Representatives passed the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 on December 2, 2022, in a 390-26 vote. The bill, named for the late Representative from Indiana, would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, which was due to expire in September of this year and was temporarily funded under the continuing resolution that was passed in September.

The bill would increase the annual funding level to $800 million by 2027, double the Tribal set-aside, codify the successes of virtual home visiting that have emerged, and dedicate a percentage of funding to workforce support and retention. CWLA has endorsed it and is advocating for its inclusion in the year-end package.