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H.R. 2824 (115th): Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2824 reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program through Fiscal Year 2022.

Specifically, this bill renews an expired requirement that grantees of the program demonstrate improvement in specified benchmark areas three years after program implementation (such as reducing child abuse and neglect, increasing self-sufficiency, improving maternal and newborn health, reducing crime and domestic violence, and improving school readiness and achievement), continuing this requirement in subsequent years. If the grantee fails to do so, they must develop and implement a corrective action plan, which may be subject to approval by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If the grantee continues to fail to demonstrate improvement HHS may terminate the program grant.

The bill also specifies that states seeking to improve in regards to ...

Sponsor and status

Adrian Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Nebraska's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2017
Length: 17 pages
Jun 8, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: W&M PASSED: Legislation to Extend Evidence-Based Solutions that Help Low-Income Families
    — Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3] (Sponsor) on Sep 14, 2017

Walorski Supports Extension of Home Visiting Program in Ways and Means Committee
    — Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2017

Titus Statement on GOPs Latest Attack on Children and Pregnant Women
    — Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] on Sep 27, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2824 will add $2 billion in new spending through 2027.


Jun 8, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Sep 26, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 2824 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2824. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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