• Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
    Sep 12, 2014  - THE PROBLEM Approximately 1.5 million children under the age of 13 are served in some type of child care arrangement supported through the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. The program funds state efforts to help low-income families –parents who are working, pursuing a... More
  • Strengthening Our Commitment to Victims of Youth Trafficking
    Jul 11, 2014  - THE PROBLEM Each year, an estimated 300,000 youth may become victims of sex trafficking, while other youth are forced into hard labor and drug trafficking. Runaway and homeless youth are especially at risk of falling victim to sex trafficking. Approximately one out seven runaway youth reported to t... More
  • Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act
    Jul 7, 2014  - THE PROBLEM The cost of obtaining a college degree has risen dramatically over the past decade. For example, since 2002 in-state tuition and fees at public four-year and two-year institutions increased by 51 percent and 35 percent, respectively. During this same period of time, the cost of attendin... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not equ... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jun 26, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL) Act
    May 30, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, workers and job creators are struggling with the consequences of the president’s government-run health care scheme. Higher costs, fewer hours of work, and loss of existing health insurance continue to threaten the health and income security of working families. Howe... More