Runaway Prevention Month
On September 22, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, a resolution supporting National Runaway Prevention Month (S. Res. 646), sponsored by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). The House passed an identical resolution (H. Res. 1375), sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert (D-IL), on September 27.
The resolution contains a number of findings, including:
Runway and Homeless Youth Prevention Act
On September 25, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Act (S. 2982). The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on May 22 (see The Source, 5/23/08). The House approved the measure, by unanimous consent, on September 26.
Sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the legislation would authorize $150 million for FY2009 and additional funds as necessary through FY2013 for programs to protect runaway and homeless youth.