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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Cosponsor the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 American women die from the disease. Yet after receiving mammograms, many women with dense breast tissue are not fully informed about their breast cancer risks. The
Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act will update the information women and their health care providers receive after a mammogram to include information about the patient’s relative breast density.

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Republican Tax Bill Eliminates Adoption Tax Credit

Last week, Congressional Republicans released their tax bill that would cut taxes for corporations, millionaires and billionaires by raising taxes on middle class families.  Among the programs on the chopping block is the Adoption Tax Credit, a $13,460 tax
credit that helps families cover steep adoption fees that can be a barrier to adoption.

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Cosponsor the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 American women die from the disease. Yet after receiving mammograms, many women with dense breast tissue are not fully informed about their breast cancer risks. The
Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act will update the information women and their health care providers receive after a mammogram to include information about the patient’s relative breast density.

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Cosponsor the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 American women die from the disease. Yet after receiving mammograms, many women with dense breast tissue are not fully informed about their breast cancer risks. The
Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act will update the information women and their health care providers receive after a mammogram to include information about the patient’s relative breast density.

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Cosponsor the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 American women die from the disease. Yet after receiving mammograms, many women with dense breast tissue are not fully informed about their breast cancer risks. The bipartisan Breast
Density and Mammography Reporting Act will update the information women and their health care providers receive after a mammogram to include information about the patient’s relative breast density.

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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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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.

Read More