Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 2-13

Please review the following legislative updates from November 2-13 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at

Health Care 

H.R. 8725 — Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL9) House Committee on Energy & Commerce (11/02/20)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve access to adult vaccines under Medicaid.

H.R. 8727 — Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA1) House Committee on Energy and Commerce and House Committee on Ways and Means (11/05/20)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Family Support

H.R. 8729 — Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM1) House Committee on Education and  Labor (11/05/20)
A bill to establish a Native American language resource center.

Child Care 

Floor Action: 

This week, House is scheduled to consider H.R. 8326, the Child Care is Economic Development Act.  

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.

Grandparent Support

Floor Action: 

H.R. 2610, the Stop Senior Scams Act has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader.

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: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 9, 2020.

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