Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 16-27

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates from November 16-27 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at

Child Protection  

S. 4922 — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Armed Services (11/18/2020)
A bill to expand and enhance programs and activities of the Department of Defense for prevention of and response to domestic violence and child abuse and neglect among military families, and for other purposes. 

Family Support

S. 4916 — Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Judiciary (11/18/20)
A bill to divert certain parents of minor children, expectant parents, and other caregivers from incarceration and into comprehensive programs providing resources, services, and training to those individuals and their families. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

H.Res. 1228 — Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK4) House Oversight and Reform (11/19/20)
A bill to recognize National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the cultures and contributions of Native Americans to the United States.


H.Res. 1232 — Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA7) Education and Labor (11/19/20)
A bill designating November 2020 as “National College Application Month.”

Floor Action Updates

Child Care 

Floor Action: 

H.R. 8326 –  Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 or the CED Act
This bill requires grant applicants for certain public works and economic development projects to describe in their comprehensive economic development strategy how they will increase the accessibility of affordable, quality child care.

Last Action: This bill passed in the House on November 17, 2020, and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Grandparent Support

Floor Action: 

H.R. 2610 – Stop Senior Scams Act 
This bill establishes a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council, which shall create model educational materials to educate employees of retailers, financial-services companies, and wire-transfer companies on how to identify and prevent scams that affect seniors.

Last Action: This bill passed in the House on November 17, 2020, and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

For more child welfare legislative updates, visit our Advocacy page!

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