SIGN ON: Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community

  Sending Office: Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney Sent By: Roddy.Flynn@mail.house.gov SIGN ON:  Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community Signers (70):  Blumenauer, Bonamici, Brownley, Capuano, Carbajal, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Clark, Cicilline, Clark (MA), Crowley, Davis (CA), DeGette, DelBene, DeSaulnier, Doyle, Ellison, Engel, Espaillat, Esty, Frankel, Gottheimer, Grijalva, Gutiérrez, Hanabusa, Heck, Higgins, Huffman, Jayapal, Johnson (GA), Kennedy, […]

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Cosponsor HR 2290 The Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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