House Ways and Means Committee Passes New Child Welfare Reform Legislation

Today the House Ways and Means Committee passed, by unanimous consent, the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, H.R. 2883.  This legislation, as reported in a previous post, reauthorizes the Child Welfare Services and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs that are part of title IV-B of the Social Security Act. The bill also extends child welfare waiver authority for three years.

The Committee passed the bill without changes and it is expected that the full House will take up the bill shortly. The Senate is expected to consider companion legislation in the coming days.

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