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Like so many others pending critical issues there was no progress on Home Visiting. CWLA issued another letter of support to key members of the Senate Finance Committee urging action. The Senate has been considering a bill that would extend the program for only two years instead of the five years that advocates, including CWLA, have been seeking. The Senate Finance Committee was bogged down in the tax bill debate all week with no time for other action.
CWLA is urging its members and advocates reaching out to their Senators (especially all members of the Senate Finance Committee) in support of a five-year extension while including it in an extenders package. This is especially important to key leaders, McConnell, Schumer, Cornyn and others. Members can go to the CWLA Action Center to send an e-mail or call their Senators and members of Congress. ACT NOW It Takes Minutes of your time to speak up!
Also as a reminder HHS has issued new research on the impact of the Home Visiting Coalition or Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program… This research can be found here: Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Home Visiting Programs: Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)