Support a Clear Path to STEM Apprenticeships and Jobs: Cosponsor the Youth Access to American Jobs Act

America needs to be telling its young people we will invest in them. One key way to do this is to make sure students get the skills needed to succeed in their careers. The Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2017 creates a six-year pathway for high
school students training in STEM skills to graduate from community college and get plugged into an apprenticeship, preparing them for good-paying jobs in manufacturing or other in-demand industries.

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Support the Bipartisan National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act

Across the United States, home studies are mandated for every family who is adopting a child domestically from a private agency or public child welfare agency. Home studies are important because they provide child welfare agencies and the courts with the
necessary comprehensive information for determining the most appropriate home for a child. Unfortunately, current home study requirements vary vastly from state to state and there is little consistency across the country.

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