News from Washington DC
Vote Kids regularly reports and comments about what is going on in Washington DC, both on Capitol Hill and in the Obama Administration. This includes news about legislation and the federal budget as it relates to children and working families. Click here to read more.
Vote Kids supports a 10-year, $500 billion investment in America’s children and families. New investments in children and families are critical. Whatever their political persuasion, the vast majority of Americans want more investments in their children and grandchildren to improve each child’s life chances for success, ensure the nation’s global competitiveness, an share resources with our aging population. Click here for further details.
State Budget News
States and local cities and towns across America are slashing funding for education, health, and safety programs for America’s children and families. Stories are pouring in from across the country every day about new cuts, impact cuts are having on children, and efforts people locally are undertaking to protest the proposed cuts. Click here to see what is happening across the country. This is updated daily.
Currently in Congress there is a major effort to provide health insurance to 11 million children and to stimulate the economy by investing in many programs designed to benefit children and families. Click here to see how individual members of Congress are voting on these important issues.
The Children’s Defense Fund releases annually its scorecard for members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate. It shows where each member has voted on important measures benefiting children and families. Click here for their publications from 2003 to 2007.