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Capitol View on Kids: The Latest News on Children and Families in Washington, D.C.

Senate To Take Up VAWA Reauthorization The Senate plans to soon take up a new version of a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the 113th Congress.  The legislation must be reintroduced due to the fact that all legislation dies when a Congress ends.


Capitol View on Kids: The latest news on children and families from Washington, D.C.

President Signs Children’s Commission Into Law On Monday, January 14, President Obama signed the Protect Our Kids Act (HR 6655) into law. The Protect Our Kids Act (PL 112-275) establishes a commission to examine child deaths in the United States. 

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Capitol View on Kids: Cliff Battle Delays ’13 Spending, ’14 Proposal

With the ongoing uncertainty over the debt ceiling increase and the across-the-board cuts looming with the March sequestration, the entire traditional and legally-required timetable for next year’s budget have fallen by the wayside. 


Capitol View on Kids: Consumer Protection and Foster Youth

On October 18, the National Foster Care Coalition followed up its September in-person meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the financial challenges faced by young people exiting foster care. 


Capitol View on Kids: Foster Care Education Reform Moving Forward

Supporters of the “A Plus Act” including the Children’s Defense Fund and Juvenile Law Center, are making an effort to increase support for the foster care /education bill by increasing support among both organizations and ultimately members of congress.


Capitol View on Kids: Federal Budget for Children Decreasing

Federal spending on children fell by $2 billion in fiscal 2011 in comparison to fiscal year 2010, according to a  report by the Urban Institute, “Kids Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011” (


    Capitol View on Kids: Congress Settles ’13 Spending, for Now

    The House and Senate scrambled to complete work and leave for the campaign trail last week. The last major action was the Senate final passage of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through March 27, 2013.