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House Approves Update to Missing Children’s Assistance Act

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved S. 3354, the Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018:

“Every child is precious. Until we live in a world where no child is afraid, we must stay vigilant to do everything we can to keep every child safe. I am proud that Members of the Education and Workforce Committee, from both sides of the aisle, have shown such a passionate commitment to updating the Missing Children’s Assistance Act. It’s to their credit, and to the credit of the dedicated advocates for children across the country, including the men and women of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, that Congress has acted and our efforts to reach and to help vulnerable children are stronger.”

Today’s legislation is the companion to H.R. 1808, the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017. Led by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chair of the subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the legislation extends the authorization of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and better aligns federal funding with ongoing efforts to support and serve victims and families. The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives last year.

For more on H.R. 1808, click here.

For a summary of S. 3354, click here.

For more on the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s work to reach and help vulnerable children, click here.

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