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Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act

Good Afternoon Everyone:

Thank you all for your extensive advocacy around the introduction of the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act!

We are thrilled to share that today the full U.S. House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted to advance this legislation by a vote of 41-0.

This is a testament to the vital work you all are doing to make sure policymakers prioritize the MIECHV program. Now that the Ways and Means Committee has approved this bipartisan proposal, it is time for us to keep up the momentum to get these policies across the finish line. You can see the coalition’s statement following the vote urging further progress here.

Now is a great moment to continue your advocacy, so we want to offer some options and resources you can use:
Continue outreach to U.S. House members requesting their co-sponsorship. Further co-sponsors will help demonstrate the broad bipartisan support for this bill to Congressional leadership. You can see a list of current co-sponsors here.

Engage policymakers on social media. We’ve included a toolkit for uplifting today’s vote. Please use these sample messages and tag your Members of Congress to thank them for supporting and co-sponsoring, or to encourage them to do so.

Continue advocacy to policymakers on the need for bipartisan reauthorization. Today’s vote is a big step forward, but Congress needs to enact these policies to realize the opportunity they offer. Please keep meeting with, calling, and emailing your Members of Congress to urge them to prioritize a bipartisan MIECHV reauthorization that lifts up our priorities of increased funding, doubling the Tribal set-aside, and allowing virtual home visits.

Thank you all for your continued partnership and advocacy. We look forward to our continued collaboration to enact a strong MIECHV reauthorization to expand this critical program

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