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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H.R. 3617—-Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)/Education and the Workforce (12/8/11)—A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (P.L. 93-247) to require states receiving funds under the act to have in effect a state law providing for a criminal penalty for a person who has knowledge of child abuse or neglect, but fails to report such abuse or neglect to a law enforcement official or child protective services.

Family Support

H.R. 3573—-Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform (12/6/11)—A bill to reauthorize and amend the program of block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs.

Health

S. 1969—-Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Finance (12/8/11)—A bill to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and children’s health insurance programs by developing a maternity care quality measurement program, evaluating maternity care home models, and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

H.R. 3620—-Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (12/8/11)—A bill to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and children’s health insurance programs by developing a maternity care quality measurement program, evaluating maternity care home models, and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

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