Yesterday, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced his resignation effective immediately. He had previously announced his intention to retire at the end of end of the year, but he cited a family health issue as the reason for his early departure. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) has been named the Acting Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, where he will serve in this capacity for the remainder of the 112th Congress.
Chairman Davis was one of CWLA’s 2012 Congressional Advocates of the Year for his bipartisan leadership on behalf of vulnerable children though passage of the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, which reauthorized Title IV-B of the Social Security Act covering Child Welfare Services and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families program while also creating the new Title IV-E waiver program. CWLA thanks Congressman Davis for his service and wishes him and his family the best.